In the top 10 most expensive Arab players in Europe are 5 Moroccan players. Recently transferred from Ajax Amsterdam and Real Madrid, Achraf Hakimi and Hakim Ziyech are in 2nd and 5th place respectively.
Moroccan international Achraf Hakimi is at the top of the list of the most expensive Moroccan players, thanks to his transfer from Real Madrid after two years of loan to Borussia Dortmund which amounts to 45 million euros. He is followed by his teammate Hakim Ziyech. The former Ajax playmaker left his former Eredivie club for Chelsea, who spent 40 million euros.
In 3rd place in Morocco and 6th place in the Arab world, the former captain of the Atlas Lions, Mehdi Benatia, cost 28 million euros for his transfer from AS Rome to Bayern Munich in 2014. The former center-forward of Leganès, Youssef En-Nesyri distinguished himself in 4th place after his transfer to Sevilla FC in 2020 for 20 million euros. He is the 8th most expensive Arab player.
As for Soufiane Boufal who left Lille for Southampton in the summer of 2016, his transfer cost 18 million euros. He closes the podium of the most expensive Arab players.
Algerian Riyad Mahrez-Algeria, a former member of Leicester and currently playing in Manchester City, is the most expensive Arab player in the world with 67 million euros.