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Lanzini’s Asia to Europe Move, And Others Who Could Follow Suit…

When football fans think of transfers involving European & Asian sides they immediately picture an ageing, declining pro penning a lucrative deal in China or the Middle East to see out his career. The moves of Cannavaro, Raul, Drogba & Xavi spring to mind. And it is because of these pre-retirement type moves of recent times (coupled with the recent flood of players from Europe to the Chinese Super League) that the West Ham signing of Manuel Lanzini’s from the UAE’s Al Jazira appears even more of a left field piece of business. Continue reading Lanzini’s Asia to Europe Move, And Others Who Could Follow Suit…

PART THREE: GLOBAL INFLUENCE, SUPERFANS & THE SUPER LEAGUE

The Chinese Spending Spree: Why now? And what lies in store for the Super League going forward?

Part One -> Xi Junping, Aguero Selfies & Politics 

Part Two -> The Domestic Market, Economics Bubbles & National Pride

Part Three: Global Influence, Superfans & the Super League

On the 8th of August 2015 Champions League finalists and perennial Serie A winners Juventus cruised to a 2-0 win over Coppa Italia holders Lazio, Continue reading PART THREE: GLOBAL INFLUENCE, SUPERFANS & THE SUPER LEAGUE

PART TWO: THE DOMESTIC MARKET, ECONOMIC BUBBLES & NATIONAL PRIDE

The Chinese Spending Spree: Why now? And what lies in store for the Super League going forward?

ICYMI –>  Part One: Xi Jingping, Aguero Selfies & Politics

Part Two: The Domestic Market, Economic Bubbles & National Pride

The Great Fall of China:

After the transfer extravaganza of recent weeks, as large a proportion of football fans as ever before are able to recognise the names ‘Guangzhou Evergrande’, ‘Shanghai Shenhua’ and ‘Jiangsu Suning’. Club sides in the Chinese Super League are Continue reading PART TWO: THE DOMESTIC MARKET, ECONOMIC BUBBLES & NATIONAL PRIDE

PART ONE: XI JINPING, AGUERO SELFIES & POLITICS

The Chinese Spending Spree: Why now? And what lies in store for the Super League going forward?

As the 2016 January transfer window came to a close, football fans the world over were talking about the Chinese Super League. The young league (in only its 13th season post-reform) sent waves through the footballing world as Continue reading PART ONE: XI JINPING, AGUERO SELFIES & POLITICS