Records are made to be broken aren’t they?
Indeed they are, and today a rather big one fell.
Most amount of snow-related chat ever seen in the workplace?
Nope, the most expensive transfer involving an African player actually.
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.
Ooh, the suspense. So come on then, who is the new record holder?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last question, can he lend us a fiver?
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