Out of the 10 most expensive South African players, just one of them is currently plying their trade in the Premier Soccer League.
According to the figures of transfermarkt.com, Lebo Mothiba is currently the most expensive South African player according to his market value, with the 23-year-old valued at €7 million (±R113.4 million). Mothiba has spent his entire professional career in France and has also since established himself as a regular in the Bafana Bafana set-up.
The second most expensive player currently, is Percy Tau an according to transfermarkt.com, the 25-year-old is valued at €3.5 million (±R56.7 million). The former Mamelodi Sundowns man joined up with Club Brugge in Belgium, on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion.
Although ranked as 10th most expensive South African player, Thapelo Morena is the only player part of the list, who is currently based in South Africa. The defender is obviously also Sundowns’ most expensive player in the squad, according to transfermarkt.com. Morena’s current market value is €1.3 million (±R21 million).
Here are the rest of the top 10 most expensive South African players according to transfermarkt.com:
3. Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford FC, England) – €2.5 million (±R40.5 million)
4. Bongani Zungu (SC Amiens, France) – €2.5 million (±R40.5 million)
5. Luther Singh (Moreirense FC, Portugal) – €2 million (±R32.4 million)
6. Thulani Serero (Al-Jazira, Abu Dhabi) – €2 million (±R32.4 million)
7. Lebogang Phiri (EA Guingamp, France) – €1.5 million (±R24.3 million)
8. May Mahlangu (Ordabasy Shymkent, Kazakhstan) – €1.3 million (±R21 million)
9. Keagan Dolly (Montpellier, France) – €1.3 million (±R21 million)
10. Thapelo Morena (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa) – €1.3 million (±R21 million)