Top five African transfers of the window

Sofiane Feghouli Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Some of the biggest names in the African game moved clubs during the transfer window, but which deals have got us the most excited?

Sofiane Feghouli to Galatasaray: The Algeria playmaker's stock has fallen significantly after an underwhelming spell in England with West Ham United, and that's understandable, after all, he managed just 11 starts in the Premier League.

However, better players have struggled to adapt to life in the top flight, while part of the blame must also lie with the Hammers, who oversaw a muddled transfer window last summer and never truly appeared to know how to use the former Valencia man.

At 27, he still ought to have his best years ahead of him, and if Gala can get Feghouli back to anything close to his best, he looks set to be an absolute steal at €4.25 million.

Kamohelo Mokotjo to Brentford: Admittedly, the Bees have endured a miserable start to the season, while the sale of Jota to Birmingham City on deadline day represents a significant blow to their Championship prospects this term.

However, in nabbing Mokotjo from FC Twente, they may have picked up one of the coups of the summer...and one that's gone largely under the radar.

The deep-lying playmaker was a metronomic presence during some seasons of turmoil for The Tukkers, and his intelligence ensures that he reads the game well and can win the ball back with timely interceptions.

He's a gamble, and there are no guarantees the 5 foot 7 South Africa international will adapt to England, but if he does, he can be a class act in the Championship.

Serge Aurier to Tottenham Hotspur: While the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Jean Seri and Riyad Mahrez ultimately stayed put this window, one of Africa's superstars did get a move, with Aurier swapping Paris Saint-Germain for Spurs.

This represents a great deal for Tottenham, who reinvested less than half of the money they made from Kyle Walker to buy a player who's three years his junior, while Aurier could do with a fresh start after a litany of controversies affected his progress at PSG.

The right-back's character remains a concern, and there's always the risk he makes the headlines for the wrong reasons, but there are few full-backs in the world game who can offer his explosive power.

Dominic Solanke to Liverpool: Currently, Solanke remains an unproven quality in the Premier League, having only played 19 minutes in the top flight since moving to Anfield in the summer.

However, he's demonstrated his quality on loan at Vitesse Arnhem and at both the Euro U-17 and the U-20 World Cup, and has the potential to be a magnificent talent.

Liverpool's decision to let Divock Origi go on loan to Wolfsburg demonstrates just how much faith Jurgen Klopp has in the Anglo-Nigerian frontman, while the fee - understood to be £2-3 million following a tribunal - may prove to be the bargain of the window.

It will be fascinating to see how the former Chelsea man develops in Liverpool's superb attacking line-up alongside the likes of Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

Franck Kessie to AC Milan: Leonardo Bonucci may be the new face of the Milan revolution, but don't be surprised if in 10 years' time we look back and identify Kessie as the one of the key catalysts in the Rossoneri's return to prominence in Italian - and European - football.

The Ivorian midfielder was signed from Atalanta on a two-year loan deal with an obligation to buy, despite reported interest from heavyweights including Manchester United, Chelsea and AS Roma.

He knows the Italian top flight well after helping La Dea to fourth - their highest-ever position in Serie A - and offers tenacity, power and technical nous in the heart of the park. A superb all-rounder.