Teams from there are close to signing Ramires, Freddy Guarin, Luiz Adriano, Cheick Tiote and Gervinho to go with a bunch of Brazilians/Asamoah Gyan/Dario Conca that already play there.
Given the money being thrown about, is this going to turn into a genuine alternative for players?
They are paying £25m for Ramires!
Let me go through these names then, the key here is they are not established big team players:
Freddy Guarin: Inter hasnt made it to CL place since he joined and starts. And remember Serie a is supposed to be crap like most neutrals say. And still they dont make the CL with him starting....
Luiz Adriano: Clear case of money over everything, the guy played in ukraine for years, for the Ukraine Chelsea Shaktar, now got a big move to Milan (if its same Luiz Adriano?) and see what happens, off to China after a year. Not big team mentality clearly. Not good enough. Again, cant even cut it in poor serie a. Amazing talent wow.
Tiote: Didnt he have injury problems? Im googling, wiki says only 11 apps last season. Also its not like Newcastle is shining. Escaping relegation by their skin recent years. But oh, his international player, so he must be good i guess. He had potential when he was younger, i give u that. But why is he still stuck at Newcastle since 2010. And will turn 30 this year. Clearly other epl top clubs would have noticed his talents by now to make a move? But who is going to buy a relegation battling player who also has injury issues and turns 30 in the summer. China. Thats who.
Gervinho: Arsenal fans hated him. One season wonder only cause Roma coach was Lille coach where they also worked together. Lets get real, this guy is not good enough for a top side. Of course he is going to take the China money rather than playing for a Newcastle or Carpi.
Asamoah Cyan: Played in Arab Emirates since 2011, no point even discussing, money money money. TBF he once looked like a decent player, but his 30 now. He was good enough for the Sunderlands only where he played in 2010. So of course he thought, do i play in a rainy sh-tty Sunderland who never will make it anywhere or swim in cash, good weather, beach etc in Arab. Money speaks once again.
Dario Conca: Who? Googled. Clearly another money case. From Brazil to China. Didnt even come to europe. Priorities is the thing here.
This is the thing. These players most nothing special and play for mid to relegation level sides in europe. So they go for the China money.