2) Eric Bailly (Ivorian) – £30 Million
Transfer (2016): Villarreal to Manchester United
Ivorian footballer Eric Bailly joined English club Manchester United in 2016 for a reported transfer fee of £30 million; on a four-year contract from Villarreal. Bailly was the first player new manager Jose Mourinho signed.
1) Sadio Mane (Senegalese) – £34 Million
Transfer (2016): Southampton to Liverpool
Senegalese Sadio Mane and former Southampton player became Africa’s most expensive player ever after joining English club Liverpool in 2016 for a reported fee of £34 million ($45.5 million). In 2014, Mane signed a four-year contract with Premier League side Southampton for £11.8 million.