In the past two years, the Chinese Super League has begun to feature stretching in world soccer. Some clubs in the Bamboo Curtain country even competed to recruit top European players.
The top player is not a player who just wants to spend his retirement. However, players of productive age are still being sought after by big European clubs.
Started by the Hulk step in 2016, which moved from Zenit St. Petersburg to Shanghai SIPG. Also, Shanghai SIPG is even willing to spend 50 million pounds or Rp886 billion. Hulk’s move was followed by another Brazilian player, Alexandre Pato. The former AC Milan player even chose to move to CSL when he was still 29 years old.
Pato’s joining Tianjin Tianhai might not be too surprising. Because Pato did move when his career in Europe began to fade. But different from this one Atletico Madrid player, Yanncik Carrasco.
Reasons China Club Intense Shopping of Europe’s Top Players
At the age of 25 years and a key player in Los Rojiblancos, Carrasco surprisingly joined Dalian Yifang in the winter of 2018. Although, at that time he became the target of various big European clubs.
Other top names that have migrated to the Chinese League include Oscar, Marouane Fellaini, Pele, Paulinho, to those who just joined Jiangsu Suning Joao Miranda. The rise of Chinese football is inseparable from the increasingly widespread sporting events in such a country.
Going forward, China will also host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Beijing will be the first city in the world to hold the 2022 Summer and Winter Olympics. New investments are growing fast every week. Nielsen Sport measured, the development was carried out by the Government of China, companies, and the community itself.
The list of football clubs and agencies under Chinese control has continued to grow in the last two years, accompanied by progress by the Chinese Super League. The development of the Chinese soccer method and its increasing impact on world football, supported by government tactics and investment agendas, is good for soccer to the sport as a whole.
“Chinese companies and rich people are supported to invest heavily in events, clubs, facilities, agencies and sponsors at home and abroad,” said Nielsen Sport, Sunday (07/28/2019).
Therefore it is not strange if at this time, the Chinese club, Jiangsu Suning, is ready to pay a classmate Gareth Bale for around Rp264 billion per year. Until, Shandong Luneng who gave Fellaini paid up to Rp. 4.5 billion per week.
Instead, the Jiangsu decision has even received criticism. Jiangsu is measured to be too ‘stupid’ to pay for such an expensive player. Because Chinese media reflect on the decision of Guangzhou Evergrande, who bought Paulinho from Barcelona. Since bringing Paulinho, Guangzhou Evergrande has set the price of broadcast rights more expensive than before.
He is thus recognized by the President of Global Strategy Nielsen Sport, Glenn Lovett. Giver measures, due to China’s economic growth in the sports business is no longer a secret.
from China acquires and invests in sports property in all of Europe, international leagues and clubs that want to exploit large populations to attract new fans, as well as buy or market main broadcasting rights or strategic Chinese acquisitions of major international sports events.
“The sports world is doing well and is truly awakened by the possibilities offered by the market,” Lovett explained.