From Inter to PSG: Hakimi becomes first African player to break €100m mark

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Achraf Hakimi needed exactly 366 days to generate over €100 million in transfer fees. His transfer from Inter Milan to Paris Saint-Germain not only makes him the most expensive transfer of 2021, but also the first African footballer ever to switch clubs for fees of over €100 million. In international comparison, he is the 37th footballer to break the €100 million mark.

African players with the highest cumulative transfer fees

30 Kevin-Prince Boateng – Ghana – 9 transfers – combined fee: €44.2M

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29 Didier Drogba – Ivory Coast – 3 transfers – combined fee: €44.6M

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28 Gervinho – Ivory Coast – 5 transfers – combined fee: €45.2M

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27 Ismaïla Sarr – Senegal – 2 transfers – combined fee: €47M

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26 Idrissa Gueye – Senegal – 3 transfers – combined fee: €47.5M

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25 Asamoah Gyan – Ghana – 5 transfers – combined fee: €47.5M

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24 André Ayew – Ghana – 3 transfers – combined fee: €48.4M

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23 Yaya Touré – Ivory Coast – 5 transfers – combined fee: €49.2M

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22 Cédric Bakambu – DR Congo – 3 transfers – combined fee: €49.3M

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21 Thomas Partey – Ghana – 1 transfer – combined fee: €50M

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20 Michael Essien – Ghana – 3 transfers – combined fee: €50.2M

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19 Christopher Samba – Congo – 5 transfers – combined fee: €51.1M

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18 Giannelli Imbula – DR Congo – 3 transfers – combined fee: €51.8M

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17 Odion Ighalo – Nigeria – 6 transfers – combined fee: €53.6M

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16 Hakim Ziyech – Morocco – 3 transfers – combined fee: €54.5M

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15 Emmanuel Adebayor – Togo – 6 transfers – combined fee: €54.9M

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14 Abdou Diallo – Senegal – 3 transfers – combined fee: €65M

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13 Wilfried Bony – Ivory Coast – 7 transfers – combined fee: €68M

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12 Sadio Mané – Senegal – 3 transfers – combined fee: €68.2M

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11 Riyad Mahrez – Algeria – 2 transfers – combined fee: €68.3M

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10 Medhi Benatia – Morocco – 6 transfers – combined fee: €69.3M

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9 Samuel Eto’o – Cameroon – 4 transfers – combined fee: €78.5M

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8 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Gabon – 3 transfers – combined fee: €78.6M

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7 Mohamed Salah – Egypt – 5 transfers – combined fee: €81M

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6 Sébastien Haller – Ivory Coast – 4 transfers – combined fee: €85.3M

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5 Naby Keïta – Guinea – 3 transfers – combined fee: €91.3M

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4 Geoffrey Kondogbia – Central African Republic – 5 transfers – combined fee: €97M

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3 Nicolas Pépé – Ivory Coast – 2 transfers – combined fee: €98M

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2 Victor Osimhen – Nigeria – 4 transfers – combined fee: €99.4M

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1 Achraf Hakimi – Morocco – 2 transfers – combined fee: €101M

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According to media reports, PSG will pay €60 million for the services of the former BVB player plus possible bonuses of €11 million – €8 million of which are said to be tied to easy-to-achieve targets. On July 2, 2020, the Nerazzurri bought the Moroccan winger for €41 million from Real Madrid, after he convinced for two years on loan at Dortmund, significantly improving his market value. The original transfer fee increased by €1 million when he won the league title.

After a tough start at Inter, he found his best form in Serie A, was a regular on the right wing in Antonio Conte‘s 3-5-2 system and was directly involved in 17 goals in the club’s title run. According to reports, Inter would like to use the fee for Hakimi to finance two wing-backs. In recent weeks, Filip Kostic (Eintracht Frankfurt), Emerson (Chelsea) and Emerson Royal (FC Barcelona) have been linked with the Nerazzurri.


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Inter would have liked to keep the youngster, but were dependent on income. Hakimi’s profile is so interesting to clubs that they are paying large sums for him despite the financial consequences of Covid-19 – the Moroccan has been responsible for two of the 14 most expensive transfers since the pandemic broke out in 2020. Jadon Sancho will be at the top of the ranking, as soon as his €85 million transfer from BVB to Manchester United is officially announced by the Red Devils.

Hakimi in top 14 twice – The most expensive deals since the outbreak of Covid-19

14 Achraf Hakimi | Real Madrid -> Inter | Fee: €41M

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13 Dayot Upamecano | RB Leipzig -> Bayern Munich | Fee: €42.5M

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12 Leroy Sané | Man City -> Bayern Munich | Fee: €45M

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11 Nathan Aké | Bournemouth -> Man City | Fee: €45.3M

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9 Thomas Partey | Atlético -> Arsenal | Fee: €50M

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9 Mauro Icardi | Inter -> PSG | Fee: €50M

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8 Ben Chilwell | Leicester -> Chelsea | Fee: €50.2M

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7 Timo Werner | RB Leipzig -> Chelsea | Fee: €53M

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5 Achraf Hakimi | Inter -> PSG | Fee: €60M

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5 Miralem Pjanić | Juventus -> FC Barcelona | Fee: €60M

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4 Rúben Dias | Benfica -> Man City | Fee: €68M

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3 Victor Osimhen | LOSC Lille -> Napoli | Fee: €70M

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2 Arthur | FC Barcelona -> Juventus | Fee: €72M

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1 Kai Havertz | Bayer 04 -> Chelsea | Fee: €80M

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