Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has rejected a staggering $1 million per week offer from Hebei China Fortune.
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain turns down £800,000 a week to play for Hebei China Fortune
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 13, 2016
First of all, Gonzalo Higuain isn’t worth $1 million Zimbabwe dollars per week, let alone $1 million U.S. dollars. Second of all, how the hell can a club no one’s ever heard of afford to pay such an asinine amount for anybody?
Because the Chinese Super League has become another platform for China’s oligarchs to show off how much money they have. Paying $1 million per week for Gonzalo Higuain is akin to owning a $1.5 million dollar dog named Big Splash.
Hebei China Fortune is owned by China Fortune Real Estate Development Co., a Bejing-based company headed by billionaire Wang Wenxue (net worth $4.1 billion).
Had Hebei China Fortune landed Higuan, Wang Wenxue surely would have been the toast of the town. At least until one of his buddies offered $2 million per week for Wayne Rooney…