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Transfer: Pepe Set To Undergo Medicals At Arsenal, Becomes Most Expensive African Player



According to Le10Sport, Nicolas Pepe is set to fly in for medical with English Premier League side, Arsenal, after both clubs agreed to a £72million deal.

The Ivorian is set to sign a five-year deal with the North London side and becomes the most expensive African football ever.

Gunners will pay £20million upon the completion of the deal, with the following £52million being split over the next four years.

Pepe overtakes ex-Villareal striker Bakambu, 27, who cost Chinese Super League club, Beijing Guoan, a £65million fee.

See the top 11 most expensive African footballers:

1. Nicolas Pepe (Lille > Arsenal) – £72 million

2. Cedric Bakambu (Villarreal > Beijing Guoan) – £65 million

3. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City > Manchester City) – £60 million

4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund > Arsenal) – £56 million

5. Naby Keita (RasenBallsport Leipzig > Liverpool) – £52.75 million

6. Mohamed Salah (AS Roma > Liverpool) – £36.9 million

7. Sadio Mane (Southampton > Liverpool) – £35 million

8. Eric Bailly (Villarreal > Manchester United) – £30 million

9. Islam Slimani (Sporting Lisbon > Leicester City) – £29.5 million including add-ons

10. Wilfried Bony (Swansea City > Manchester City) – £28 million

11. Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal > Manchester City) – £25 million

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