The Nigerian forward’s move from Lille to Napoli and a couple of other completed deals during this summer have shaken up the rankings of the continent’s costliest stars
Victor Osimhen is now a Napoli player after agreeing to join the Serie A giants in a transfer that has set I Partenopei back a few million euros.
But where does the former Lille lad rank on the list of Africa’s most expensive players of all time?
Four short years ago, Liverpool snapped Sadio Mane off the hands of Southampton, making the Senegal international the most expensive African player in history.
Mane’s transfer fee topped the $32m Manchester City paid Swansea City for Wilfried Bony in January 2015.
Today he only sits in 10th place, waiting for the next significant transfer to push him out of the top ten.
But the forward who was signed for scoring 21 goals in 67 Premier League appearances for the Saints has more than repeated the trick at Anfield, netting 81 goals and creating 34 assists in 170 games for the Reds so far.
Even more important than the goals have been the trophies, with Mane helping Jurgen Klopp’s side win the UEFA Champions League and the Premier League in successive seasons.
There is more still to come from the reigning African Footballer of the Year who only turned 28 in April.