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Deadline day: Africans on the move

Posted on September 1, 2015
Papy Djilobodji has signed for Chelsea.

Papy Djilobodji has signed for Chelsea. Photo: Chelsea’s official website

Now that the summer window has window slammed shut, King Fut rounds up the biggest African transfers that were finalized on deadline day.

Guedioura rejoins Watford

Algerian international midfielder Adlene Guedioura has signed a three-year deal with newly-promoted Watford. The 29-year-old spent last season on loan at Vicarage Road, and the Hornets have seen fit to make his move permanent.

Brown Ideye to

The 26-year-old Nigerian international has finalized a move to reigning Greek Super League champions Olympiakos, from West Bromwich Albion. The forward, who scored 7 goals in 30 appearances for the Baggies, has signed for a fee in the region of £4 million – a £6 million loss on his transfer fee from Dynamo Kiev last year – and will be included in Olympiakos’ Champions League squad.

Mayuka joins

fringe player has signed for French club Metz on a three-year-deal, ending his unsuccessful stint at St Mary’s. The Zambian made just 16 league appearances for the Saints since joining in 2012, and failed to score a single league goal. The 2012 AFCON Golden boot winner returns to France for the second time after his loan spell with Sochaux last year.

Norwich sign Mbokani

Dieumerci Mbokani has moved from Ukrainian powerhouse Dynamo Kiev to Premier League side on loan for the 2015/16 season, with an option to buy the DR Congo striker the summer of 2016. The proven goalscorer will aim to help keep his newly-promoted club in the top flight.

Djilobodji seals Chelsea move

Senegalese defender Papy Djilobodji has completed his move from Nantes in France to Chelsea. A deal has already been reached between the clubs and the 26-year-old has signed a four year contract for a cut-price fee of £4 m.

Song, Moses join West Ham

24-year-old Moses has joined the Hammers on a season-long loan, following his loan stints at Stoke (2014/15) and Liverpool (2013/14).

You can read more about Song’s move here.

Mastour to Malaga

King Fut had previously reported that Mastour was close to moving to the Andalusian side, and the move has now been confirmed.


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