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    China

    Seriously, Oscar going there was one thing, but Witsel rejecting Juventus for China?!

    And now Auba has a 150m offer from there, 48m per season.

    Tevez is 32, played enough in Europe and can look forward to a good pay for his twilight years. But these guys going in their prime years?

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    Money talks.
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    Yeah, checked attendances there and it's not something to write home about. So it's not the atmosphere either.

    China is serious about their league and NT though and want to become superpower in football so prepare yourself for more of this.

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    Witsel went to Zenit for the money.

    I don't see why this is a surprise then?

    His dad and agent alone got 15m for this transfer.
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    i did not meet a person who watched 1 football match from Chinese legaue, dont really know nothing about football in china, but this money spending on lavezzi, tevez... crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by vlad View Post
    i did not meet a person who watched 1 football match from Chinese legaue, dont really know nothing about football in china, but this money spending on lavezzi, tevez... crazy
    They are thinking long-term. Obviously they are overpaying and they know it. But once they reach a critical mass of big names in their league it'll be easier to get others.

    In 15-20 years their heavy youth investment will start giving dividends too and they'll be in top 5 leagues in the world imo.

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    Yeah, it'll take a while but it'll be good.

    It's annoying but at the same time it's the only way for them to do it.

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    They're spending too much money, though. That bubble might burst eventually.

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    It is a bubble that will burst eventually.

    The problem is, they are not spending money on where it should be spent, such as youth programs etc. Bringing all of these foreign players, many of who are overhyped and wayyyyyyyy overpaid will do NOTHING to improve Chinese football in general and our NT. Nothing.
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    Mikel joins the crew, he signed for China today.

    I guess for him it's not too bad a move, 29 and having won everything at club level with Chelsea, is pretty happy to get a £140k a week salary in China.

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    MLS won't attract players nearing retirement now China are investing a lot in the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan1983 View Post
    MLS won't attract players nearing retirement now China are investing a lot in the game.
    Beckham may mitigate that. Ibra will finish his career in the US.

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    tbh I'd go there.

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