African Players Dominating European Leagues
Football and other sports often look for talent outside their own nations. Looking all over the world to find the hungrier, younger or more talented players is not uncommon. Football is a sport which is extremely competitive and which can be very lucrative to players, owners, bookmakers, and punters. With so much money being thrown around, everyone gets a slice, and oftentimes, that slice is big enough. Punters especially love football, because there are matches almost all the time. They often look for new ways to bet, such as World Star Betting, in the hope of finding an advantage.
Looking to Africa has paid out for most football clubs in Europe, because football players from Africa have been dominating European leagues. Here are the top African footballers who are dominating European leagues at the moment.
Born in Egypt, Salah is a powerhouse for Liverpool, and is one of the most dangerous forwards in the Premier League. Liverpool won the 2018-2019 Champions League and remains at the top of the ladder in 2020. It is currently the second club on the ladder, meaning that it is at the very top. Salah often plays a hand in their victories, pushing the tempo and challenging the opposing defenders, often successfully. He is a player to look at, especially at the coming 2022 World Cup.
A fellow teammate of Salah, Sadio Mane is also a forward and often works with Salah to bring Liverpool their victories. Joining the club in 2016, his buyout was the most expensive for an African player at the time, 34 million pounds. He is from Senegal and plays for their national team. He is another footballer to look out for in the years to come. 27 years old, he has a lot of gas left in his tank.
Aubameyang is a footballer who plays for Arsenal F.C. and has been their highest buyout in 2018, 65 million euros. He is a striker and one of the best 11 African players, as well as the top 3 striker on that list. His career spanned from playing in A.C. Milan Youth, to playing for their main team since 2008. He played for Borussia Dortmund and won the German Cup in 2016. He rose to fame when he joined the Premier League club Arsenal.
Another player from Senegal, but unlike the previous three, Koulibaly is a defender. Strikers and forwards often get all the glory, just like the quarterbacks in American football. He played for Metz in the French Ligue 1 but has moved to Napoli in 2014. He remains as a defender in Napoli. He is one of the most expensive African defenders, worth 70 million euros.
It is normal for clubs to look for players which are not from their own continent. For some football clubs, buying African footballers has been lucrative. Just look at Liverpool. African footballers are showing the world what persistence and talent looks like, just as their other athletes are.