The most expensive transfers involving Ghanaian footballers

The most expensive transfers involving Ghanaian footballers

Andre Ayew made a record-breaking move to West Ham United from his former Swansea FC side.

His £20.5million became the most expensive signing by the English Premier League club and has catapulted the son of Ghanaian maestro, Abedi Pele to become one of the top Ghanaian transfers in football ever.

YEN presents a compilation of the most expensive football transfers which involve Ghanaian footballers.

1. Michael Essien - Lyon to Chelsea

The most expensive transfers involving Ghanaian footballers

Michael Essien

Essien in 2005 made a  £24.4 million move to Chelsea from Lyon FC.

2. Baba Rahman - Augsburg to Chelsea

The most expensive transfers involving Ghanaian footballers

Baba Rahman

Baba Rahman's £21.7 million move to Chelsea was both good for the writer's financial standing and career boosting.

3. Andre Ayew - Swansea to West Ham

The most expensive transfers involving Ghanaian footballers

Andre Ayew signs with West Ham United

Andre Ayew's £20.5 million is both a record-breaking move for both the club and player.

4. Asamoah Gyan - Rennes to Sunderland

The most expensive transfers involving Ghanaian footballers

Asamoah Gyan demoted at Shanghai SIPG

The Black Stars' captain is the only other person to appear on this list twice. The £13 million 2010 move was completed dramatically about 15 minutes from the close of the transfer window.

5. Kwadwo Asamoah - Udinese to Juventus

The most expensive transfers involving Ghanaian footballers

Kwadwo Asamoah

Udinese beat Chelsea, AC Milan and Arsenal to pay a whopping €18 million for the Ghanaian midfielder.

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6. Asamoah Gyan - Al Ain to Shanghai SIPG

The most expensive transfers involving Ghanaian footballers

Asamoah-Gyan, Black Stars Captain

Gyan's second highest move in his football career was from Al Ain to Shanghai SIPG for €17 million.

7. Sulley Muntari - Portsmouth to Inter Milan

The most expensive transfers involving Ghanaian footballers

Sulley Muntari

Sulley Muntari made a £11 million to San Siro after the then Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho, failed to sign Frank Lampard for the Italian club.

8. Sulley Muntari - Udinese to Portsmouth

The most expensive transfers involving Ghanaian footballers

Sulley Muntari

Muntari became Portsmouth's record signing after signing from Udinese for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £7.1 million.

9. Kevin-Prince Boateng - AC Milan to Schalke 04

The most expensive transfers involving Ghanaian footballers

Kevin Prince-Boateng

On 30 August 2013, AC Milan announced that Boateng had been transferred to the German Bundesliga club Schalke 04 for €10 million transfer fee, on a four-year contract due to expire in June 2017.

10. Bernard Mensah - Vitoria Guimaraes to Atletico Madrid

The most expensive transfers involving Ghanaian footballers

Bernard Mensah

The Madrid-based club paid €10m to Vitoria Guimaraes for the services of Mensah in a deal that will keep him at the Vicente Calderon for the next six seasons.

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