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Top 10 African Footballers Shining this Season in Major European Leagues

From Manchester to Dijon, via Leipzig, Madrid or Milan, this 2019-2020 season will be an opportunity for some African footballers to get to know each other a little bit more.

After the break, the European football championships have resumed again (France, England, Germany, Spain).

1- Amadou Haïdara

Aged 21, Amadou is a rising star in football. He showed a linear progression by avoiding to burn the stages. After his training, he first joined the Austrian Red Bull Salzburg Championship in 2016 before being sold at RB Leipzig(German club) for 18 million euros in December 2018.

Amadou Haïdara did not pray to show his great skills helping the German club to qualify for the Champions League (Bundesliga), one of the top five leagues in the world.

Top 10 African footballers shine this season in major European leagues

2- Ramy Bensebaïni

After four seasons in France overall convincing (Montpellier and Rennes), the winner of the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2019) with Algeria will now evolve into a good German club.

At 24, Ramy is known for his quality of play and he will play the Europa League with Borussia Mönchengladbach,where he committed for four years and 10 million euros , a huge amount for a defender.

Top 10 African footballers shine this season in major European leagues

3- Riyad Mahrez

Captain of an Algeria returned queen of Africa at the 2019 CAN in Egypt, Riyad Mahrez, 28, will necessarily be one of the most watched players in the English Premier League.

In the 2018-2019 season, he had the confidence of Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola. And during the inaugural win of the reigning English champions on Saturday (August 17th) in West Ham (5-0), Riyadh held, an indication that the Catalan coach of the Citizens wants to make him one of his base men. . With the championship, the national cups and the Champions League, Mahrez will obviously have the opportunity to prove that the title obtained in Egypt made him pass a course.

Top 10 African footballers shine this season in major European leagues

4- Naby Keita

Recruited by Liverpool FC in July 2017, a club he joined a year later, Guinean Naby Kéïta, 24, had to adapt to the requirements of the best world championship and find his place in within a workforce of great collective and individual wealth.

His first season was not very reassuring. While being average, it gave the impression of not evolving at its true level of play.

But for the upcoming 2019-2020 season Naby who is injured could, once recovered from his injuries, prove his true value and put the Reds’ fans in full view.

Top 10 African footballers shine this season in major European leagues

5- Ngonda Muzinga

It is rare to meet footballers born in DR Congo who exile themselves in Europe at 24 years old. And Ngonda Muzinga is part of this rarity.

The former playmaker, converted left-back defender by Florent Ibenge, his former coach at AS Vita Club Kinshasa, will discover France late, at an age when many Africans have given up their European dreams. Muzinga, recruited by Dijon FC for 300,000 euros , made a name for himself at the CAN 2019 in Egypt, where he was one of the rare satisfactions of the Leopards.

And Florent Ibenge entrusted to the newspaper Le Monde that his protégé has “all the qualities to win in Europe”.

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Top 10 African footballers shine this season in major European leagues

6- Henry Onyekuru

Henry had left Nigeria his native country at the age of 11. Trained at the Aspire Academy in Qatar, the Super Eagles forward then joined Eupen, Belgium, where his performances convinced Everton’s England to sign a five-year contract.

His effectiveness revealed to Eupen did not disappoint in his forced exile and this was enough in Monaco to decide to pay 13.5 million euros to Everton. Onyekuru, 22, could be one of the great surprises of Ligue 1 in 2019-2020.

Top 10 African footballers shine this season in major European leagues

7- Djené Dakonam

Aged 27, Djené is considered one of the best players in his job in the demanding championship of Spain, reputedly trying for the defenders.

On the shelves of several major European clubs, including Arsenal and Sevilla FC, the Togolese Djené Dakonam is now worth nearly 40 million euros, a figure that is not the least.

Top 10 African footballers shine this season in major European leagues

8- Thomas Partey

The more years pass, and the  26 year old Ghanaian , flourishes at Atletico Madrid. The Black Stars midfielder took an extra dimension from the 2017-2018 season, when Diego Simeone, Atletico’s coach, gave him more confidence.

Partey will again be one of the basic players of a team that will seek, as every year, to shake the established order in La Liga.

Top 10 African footballers shine this season in major European leagues

9- Franck Kessie

Ivorian players are also rising stars. And Franck Kessié, the 22-year-old midfielder, confirms this. He is considered one of the bosses of Elephants and Rossoneri.

After his arrival at Atalanta Bergamo in 2015, the former player of the Stella Club Adjamé has continued to progress, so much so that AC Milan has not hesitated to pay 30 million euros for to attract home. Last year, he honed his strong performance with a rare efficiency for a player in his position (seven goals). Kessie, who is considered the true successor of Yaya Toure in selection, will however be deprived of European Cup this season, AC Milan having been excluded in application of financial fair play .

Top 10 African footballers shine this season in major European leagues

10- Mehdi Bourabia

Our list ends with 28-year-old Moroccan international Mehdi Bourabia.

Between 2011 and 2013, Medhi was unable to play because of a pubalgie. But the return midfielder took an additional step by signing in the summer of 2018 to the US Sassuolo, where he quickly imposed himself. Hervé Renard then summoned him for the first time in the Moroccan selection. Vahid Halilhodzic, his successor, who appreciates this type of player, should also bet on the Moroccan environment.

Top 10 African footballers shine this season in major European leagues

source: the world

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