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Top European, Premier League players will earn more in China!

The Chinese Super League has the financial might to attract top players from the Premier League claims Eric Gao, chief executive of iRENA, a company which represents a dozen Super League clubs.

Chinese football has attracted top talents recently, and it once again flexed its muscle when Shanghai SIPG signed Hulk from Zenit St Petersburg in an Asian record £46.2million deal on Thursday.

When asked if any player is out of reach of the Chinese clubs, Gao said: "No!

"I'm working closely with Beijing and Shanghai football clubs.

"I talk with some UEFA people and with clubs, they ask me 'Eric, can you help us to find some agents who can buy some top players?'

"Chinese clubs will pay much more, since lots of clubs compete with each other who can pay more right now in China.

"That's the reality. I know lots of good players, they receive two or three offers from Chinese clubs, the players will make more money at Chinese clubs, that's true."

In recent times, the likes of Ezequiel Lavezzi, Alex Teixeira, Jackson Martinez, Demba Ba, Fredy Guarin and Paulinho have all made their way from Europe to China on lucrative contracts which is only set to continue according to Gao.


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