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Here are the most expensive African players at the 2018 World Cup

The estimated transfer value for all players participating in tournament is a whopping €12.6 billion.

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Football players from Africa have certainly not been left out of the list with Liverpool forward leading the pack at $174.7 million.

Business Insider SSA looks at the top eight African players in the World Cup with the highest market value, according to transfermarkt.com :

8. Medhi Benatia, 31 (Morocco)

Market value: €23 M ($26.8  million)

7. Amine Harit, 20 (Morocco)

Market value: €25 M ($29.1 million)

= Hakim Ziyech, 25 (Morocco)

Market value: €25 M ($29.1 million)

= Wilfred Ndidi, 21 (Nigeria)

Market value: €25 M ($29.1 million)

4. Keita Baldé, 23 (Senegal)

Market value: €26.4 M ($36 million)

3. Kalidou Koulibaly, 26 (Senegal)

Market value: €61.9 M ($72 million)

2. Sadio Mane, 26 (Senegal)

Market value: €70 M ($81.4 million)

1. Mohamed Salah, 25 (Egypt)

Market value: €150 M ($174.7 million)

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