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Who is the new most expensive African footballer of all time?

Cedric Bakambu's £65million move from Villarreal to Beijing Guoan means he's now the most expensive African footballer ever

Records are made to be broken aren’t they?

Indeed they are, and today a rather big one fell.

A metaphorical transfer record falling

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A metaphorical transfer record falling

Most amount of snow-related chat ever seen in the workplace?

Nope, the most expensive transfer involving an African player actually.

Can you guess who it is yet?

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Can you guess who it is yet?

Corr, did Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang manage to get out of Arsenal already then?

Aubameyang was actually the previous record holder when the Gabon striker left Borussia Dortmund for Arsenal in a £56million transfer.

The definition of regret

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The definition of regret

Ooh, the suspense. So come on then, who is the new record holder?

Cedric Bakambu.

The most expensive karaoke singer ever

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The most expensive karaoke singer ever

Who? Why haven’t we heard of him?

Bakambu cut his teeth in French football with Sochaux before moving to Turkish side Buraspor and then Villarreal in 2015.

In three years at Villarreal the French-born DR Congo striker scored 34 goals, convincing Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan to splash out.

Can we have a moment to appreciate Villarreal’s font

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Can we have a moment to appreciate Villarreal’s font

Hardly prolific. So how much did he go for?

An eye-watering £65mil. And you thought Premier League clubs overpaid.

Who’s he joining at Beijing?

Brazil international midfielder Renato Augusto is the star attraction, while Jonathan Soriano is one of the most prolific strikers in Europa League history.

Creative midfielder Jonathan Viera will be tasked with supplying the bullets so Bakambu can start paying back his fee.

Squad goals

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Squad goals

Why did Villarreal let him go?

Good question. The Yellow Submarines are spoilt for choice up front thanks to Carlos Bacca and former Man City striker Enes Unal.

Having a lovely time in Spain

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Having a lovely time in Spain

Where does Bakambu rank in the history of most expensive transfers ever?

Exchange rates make it difficult to rank, but Bakambu is more expensive than Kaka, Luis Figo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic whatever way you look at it.

A poor man’s Cedric

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A poor man’s Cedric

Last question, can he lend us a fiver?

Probably not.


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