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Bakambu topples Aubameyang to become most expensive African footballer

http://westernappliancerepairboise.com/Boise-Appliance-Repair-Articles/SiteMapBoise.html Democratic Republic of Congo striker, Cedric Bakambu, has become the most expensive African footballer, following his £65million move to Chinese Super League club, Beijing Guoan, from Villarreal.

go The transfer beat the £56m Arsenal paid Borussia Dortmund for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last January.

enter Although Beijing Gouan met Bakambu’s release clause weeks ago, the deal has only just been completed after they were forced to pay a super tax to Chinese authorities.

Rules state that clubs must pay 100% tax on new signings, but Beijing Guoan managed to negotiate a discount which saved them £5m.

They had argued that meeting Bakambu’s release clause technically made him a free agent and therefore no tax payment was required.

Bakambu scored 46 times in 101 appearances for Villarreal and was LaLiga Player of the Month for October 2017.

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