The next lot of footballers that are set to leave for the Chinese Super League

    • Jackson Martinez, Ramires and Gervinho all made the move to China in recent weeks for huge fees
    • The Chinese Super League is tipped to become the biggest league outside of Europe
    • Which high profile players will be next to opt for the surprising move?

 

Chinese Super League
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What an earth is going on?! Alex Teixeira, linked with a January move to Premier League big boys Liverpool, has somehow ended up completing a £38.4million move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning.

The most annoying part about this latest craze to ply your footballing trade in China is that everyone is going around like: “Oh yeah, I had heard good things about the Chinese Super League.”

No. You. Fucking. Hadn’t.

With the astronomical and ridiculous amounts being paid by the Chinese clubs, why don’t we take a look at some of the potential targets that could join the Chinese soccer revolution before their transfer window closes on February 26th.

FRANCIS JEFFERS

In a deal that comes close to eclipsing Gareth Bale’s world-record move from north London to Madrid, Jeffers – who last played competitively for Accrington Stanley back in 2013 – rocks up at Fuyang Xiguan airport wearing his one and only England cap.

MARADONA’S OLD BOOTS

After winning a heated eBay bidding war against league rivals, Shanghai SIPG, Hebei CFFC reveal they’re hoping to partner the Argentina legend’s boots with Eusebio’s lucky jock strap.

Source: smh
Source: smh

 

PELE

No one told China that the Brazilian legend had retired, therefore, when Havant & Waterlooville received a £10million offer for their Portuguese centre-back, Pele, the lower league English club snapped off Beijing Guoan’s hands off!

Just look at that career…

Source: Wikipedia
Source: Wikipedia

 

ALI DIA

After a generic black man approaches Tianjin Teda pretending he’s George Weah, Ali Dia resurfaces in the footballing world, making former team-mate, Matt Le Tissier, eat his words:

“I remember at the time thinking: “He’s not very good. He’s probably not going to make it.”

Well, fuck you, Matty boy! Ali Dia is back!

Dia, despite now being 50, goes on to better his Southampton appearance record of 53 minutes by a whole twenty-two minutes and 14 seconds.