Top African done deals of the last seven days

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Across Europe, the new season is already underway, but the beginning of the on-field action hasn't seen any slowing down of the business off it.

As ever, African players have been the subjects of some of the more eye-catching moves of the window.

Here are five that have got us particularly excited this week.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu [Udinese - Bursaspor] loan: Badu had appeared set for a move to England, as while the Ghana international denied there was ever any chance of a move to Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City definitely wanted him in the Midlands.

Harry Redknapp even went so far as to accuse Badu of breaking his promise to play for the Blues after completing a loan move away from the Super Lig to Turkey.

While we'll now not get the chance to see a fascinating all-African midfield duo of Cheikh Ndoye and Badu in the Championship, Birmingham's loss should be Bursaspor's gain...although the Black Star needs to prove that his career hasn't stalled after a few average seasons.

Kelechi Iheanacho [Manchester City - Leicester City] £25m: One of the biggest moves in world football this weekend saw Iheanacho leave Manchester City for 2016 Premier League champions Leicester.

The Nigeria international had appeared destined for a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer after being deemed surplus to requirements by Pep Guardiola, although a £50 million buy-back clause inserted by the Sky Blues suggests that someone at the club still believes in the wonderkid.

Despite picking up an injury on his debut, Iheanacho has all the tools to be a big hit at the King Power Stadium - his goals-to-minutes ratio in the Prem demonstrates this - and a partnership with Jamie Vardy should bear fruit.

Adama Diakhaby [Stade Rennais - AS Monaco] £9m: Monaco have seen their squad dismantled this summer, with Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Nabil Dirar all heading for the exit door.

Kylian Mbappe may yet follow, leaving Leonardo Jardim with the unenviable task of rebuilding his title-winning side.

One crucial component in that rebuild might be Diakhaby, who joins from Rennes in a £9 million deal.

He knows Ligue 1, having featured 25 times for the Breton side last term, but while he's pacy and energetic, the 21-year-old remains a raw talent.

Nicolas N'Koulou [Olympique Lyonnais - Torino] Loan: One player leaving Ligue 1 this summer is N'Koulou, who's ended a miserable spell at Lyon - temporarily at least - with a loan move to Torino.

Last season was an odd one for the cultured centre-back, who contrasted the greatest success of his career - an Africa Cup of Nations win with Cameroon - with his most underwhelming season yet at club level.

He featured just 12 times after making the move from Marseille, but should find the pace and rhythm of Serie A suits him.

At 27, he could prove to be a major coup for Torino.

Josh Onomah [Tottenham Hotspur - Aston Villa] Loan: A loan move away from White Hart Lane may be just what Anglo-Nigerian wonderkid Onomah needs.

While youngsters like Dele Alli and Harry Kane have become household names at Tottenham Hotspur under Mauricio Pochettino, Onomah has seen his seasonal appearances in the Premier League dwindle from eight to five to one last term.

A loan move to Villa offers him an ideal opportunity to test himself on a regular basis, and if he's not up to it, the Championship should find him out.

Expect the Midlanders to enjoy the majority of the possession in the games they play, while the presence of experienced campaigners like John Terry, Chris Samba, Steve Bruce and Glenn Whelan should ensure both a promotion push and an excellent tutelage for Onomah.