Bakambu soon to be Most Expensive African Player
The 26-year-old has agreed a long term contract worth a reported £307,000 a week, despite interest from Tottenham, Newcastle, West Brom and West Ham. When it becomes official, Bakambu's move will make him the most expensive African player of all time ahead of Liverpool's £39m man Mohamed Salah. The Chinese Super League side have agreed to meet Bakambu's £35m release clause - and pay another £30m in taxes to their country's football association. The Chinese FA introduced the shock rule in May last year in a bid to stop the huge influx of foreign stars and promote their own young players. Bakambu took to social media on Wednesday to share a picture of himself seemingly undergoing part of his medical. The DR Congo striker attracted attention from Beijing Guoan and a host of English top-flight clubs after his impressive form for Villarreal, which saw him score 48 goals in just 105 games since arriving for Bursaspor in 2015. He will become the latest big name to move to the Chinese Super League, following in the footsteps of Brazilian trio Oscar, Hulk and Alex Teixeira.