This season in La Liga, new players have stood out not for their prowess but because they have managed to establish themselves in terms of their market value

This is because since July 2023, players have experienced a steep rise in their market values. This is thanks to their good start to the season. There are also African or binational internationals who are part of this fairly small group.

Here are the 5 African players with the biggest increases in terms of market value:

-1 Assane Diao

Assane DiaoNative of Ndongane in Senegal, Assane Diao plays with the U21 selection of Spain. The 18-year-old left winger is a Real Betis player. He made his professional debut this season and blazes from his first steps. He is now listed at 8 million euros by Transfermarkt.

Assane Diao is the author of 5 matches in all competitions for 3 goals. In La Liga, it’s three appearances for two appearances. His debut is thunderous.

-2 Sergio Akieme

Sergio AkiemeSergio Akieme was born in Madrid, with Spanish and Equatorial Guinean nationality. Former Spanish U19 international, the 25-year-old left back remains eligible to play with Equatorial Guinea. The UD Almeria player is now valued at 8 million euros by Transfermarkt.

This season, Akieme has played 8 La Liga matches, scoring two goals.

-3 Samu Omorodion

Samu OmorodionStriker for Deportivo Alavès, on loan from Atlético Madrid, Samu Omorodion is a Spanish U21 international from Nigeria. The Melilla native is valued at 6 million euros, according to Transfermarkt.

This season, the 19-year-old has scored one goal in 7 La Liga matches.

-4 Dion Lopy

Dion LopyDion Lopy is a Senegalese international. The 21-year-old defensive midfielder discovered La Liga this season after signing for UD Almeria. The native of Dakar is valued at 6 million euros by Transfermarkt.

Dion Lopy has made eight appearances in La Liga this season.

-5 Saul Coco

Saúl Coco2 million euros is the market value of Equatoguinean international Saúl Coco, according to Transfermarkt. The latter plays as a central defender at UD Las Palmas.

The 24-year-old has played in 6 La Liga games for a goal this season.

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