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?
After four failed bids, Manchester City eventually completed the signing of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City for a club-record $76m in July 2018.
The Algerian winger had won the heart of City boss Pep Guardiola with his wizardry and playmaking ability during an auspicious time with the Foxes.
Mahrez, who joined Leicester in January 2014, inspired the club to win the Sky Bet Championship that year before playing an influential role in their infamous Premier League title triumph in the 2015/16 season.
Once Guardiola got his man, he then unleashed him on the rest of the Premier League, as the Citizens romped to a league, FA Cup, and EFL Cup treble in Mahrez’s first campaign with the Citizens.
Mahrez also lifted the African Cup of Nations with Algeria last year.