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The Transfer Column: Find Out Which African Players Signed Deals In Europe

Ducor Sports takes a look at Africans busy in the transfer market.

With the European transfer window ajar, a number of African players having been making moves. Some have signed renewed deals most recently being Muhammed Salah who inked a long term contract at Liverpool this week.

Ducor Sports takes a look at Africans busy in the transfer market.

Hilal Soudani from Zagreb to Nottingham Forest:

The Algeria international officially completed his transfer to English Championship side Nottingham Forest from Croatian giants Dinamo Zagreb last week.

Soudani has spent the previous five years in the ranks of Dinamo Zagreb, joining the Croatian side from Vitoria Guimaraes in the summer of 2013.

Mel William Togui – SC Gnagnoa to Belgium

William Togui of Cameroon has joined Belgian Pro League outfit KV Mechelen. The 21-year-old was the top scorer in the Ivorian top tier with 23 goals as SC Gnagnoa came second place, securing a spot in the African Champions League qualifiers in the process.

The goal-getter makes the switch on an undisclosed fee in what is his first move to European football having had previous three stints in the Moroccan Botola.

Fabrice Ondoa -Sevilla to Belgium:

Joseph Fabrice Ondoa Ebogo has reunited with manager Hugo Broos, who managed Cameroon to glory at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ondoa, who is 22 years old spent many years developing in Spain. He started playing at Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy at 13, before going to Gimnastic in the second division of Spain. Finally, he came to Sevilla FC.

The young shot-stopper has made 37 appearances for Cameroon and joins team mate Sebastian Siani.

John Boye – Sivasspor FC Metz:

The strong Ghanaian defender joined Metz a free agent signing a two-year-deal with an option of a further one year.

With a career spanning in 2008, the erstwhile Heart of Lions, the 31-year-old has been on the radar of the French outfit for a while and will be crucial with his experience in their bid to re-climb to the French Ligue One.

Boye started his European career at Stade Rennes where he was coached by Frédéric Antonetti (who he has re-united with at Metz)  in Brittany between 2009 and 2013.

Mahmoud Trezeguet – Kasimpasa (Turkey) to Inter Milan (Italy)

The 23 year old  Egyptian international has joined Italian football giants Inter-Milan but will spend one season at Parma on loan because the 2010 UEFA Champions League winners have a finished their quarter of foreign players.

Regarded as one of the best wingers in Africa, Trezeguet scored 16 goals and provided eight assists in 33 games with Turkey’s Kasımpaşa, leading them to a respectable eighth place in the Turkish Super League

Kelechi Nwakali from MVV Maastricht (Netherlands)  to FC Porto ( Portugal)

The 20-year-old was signed by the Gunners in 2016 but has not yet made an appearance for the club. Nwakali has played the last two seasons on loan in the Netherlands with MVV Maastricht and VVV-Venlo, scoring eight goals in 64 appearances.

But the Nigerian striker is now set to complete a surprise move to Porto on loan and will begin pre-season training with the Portuguese club. He arrived in Portugal on Friday, June 29th.

Kwadwo Asamoah from Juventus to Inter-Milan

Italy based Ghana international, Kwadwo Asamoah switched camp from Juventus to Inter-Milan after leaving the Bienconeris on a free transfer.

The 28 year old versatile midfielder ended his six year trophy laden spell at the Turin Arena after opting not to renew his deal with the Old Ladies of Italians and has now joined Serie A rivals, Inter Milan, on a three year deal.

Kwadwo won six straight Serie A trophies during his time with Juventus including multiple domestic cups but has opted to continue his career outside the Black and Whites of Italian football.


Bongani Zungu

Bongani Zungu’s next big move could be just around the corner as French giants Monaco are thought to have earmarked him as a potential replacement for their star Fabinho  who left for Liverpool.

Zungu has gone from strength to strength since leaving Mamelodi Sundowns, excelling at both Vitoria de Guimaraes and Amiens in Portugal and France respectively as he went on to become one of the first names on Stuart Baxter’s Bafana Bafana teamsheet.

Mwiya Malumo from Wigan Athletic (Junior side)  to Barnsley

The Zambia U20 striker will be attending trials at League one side Barnsley with a possible move on the cards.

Malumo scored 25 goals for Wigan Athletic junior team ending the season as their top goalscorer.  Colchester have also been rumoured to be interested in his services.

Percy Tau

The talented Mamelodi Sundowns forward has been linked with a possible move away from the PSL after his stellar season with Masandawana.

Club Brugge in Belgium, Brighton and Hove Albion and Westbromwich Albion are front runners to secure his services provided they manage to convince Sundowns who will be reluctant to let the best player at the club and the entire PSL go.

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