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Beijing Guoan have reportedly made Cedric Bakambu the most expensive African player ever but the full value of his move remains undisclosed.
French-born Congolese striker Cedric Bakambu was officially presented by Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan on Thursday, capping a weeks-long transfer saga following his departure from Spain's Villarreal.
Congolese striker Cedric Bakambu fully expects his transfer to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan to be officialized once the club get home from a tour of Portugal, the former Villarreal striker told 'AFP' on Thursday.
Chinese Super League teams who evade the country's 100 percent levy on foreign player transfers face crippling point deductions under new measures aimed at plugging loopholes in the restrictions.
Beijing Guoan declined to confirm Cedric Bakambu's reported 40-million-euro signing on Wednesday -- despite releasing a photo of what looks like the Congolese striker training with the club.
Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu has become the most expensive African player in history after Chinese side Beijing Guoan agreed a £65m deal with the Spanish club.
Villarreal look set to lose Cedric Bakambu to Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan after they met his buy-out clause.
Sevilla produced their second stunning comeback in five days by overcoming a 2-0 half-time deficit to win 3-2 at Villarreal on Sunday.
It wasn't Cedric Bakambu's day on Saturday. The Villarreal striker had the ball in the back of the net on three occasions against Malaga but none of them made it onto the scoreboard.
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