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Why big name footballers and managers head to the China Super League

Why big name footballers and managers head to the China Super League

Update: 2019-07-15
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In recent weeks, we've seen Rafa Benitez become boss of Dalian Yifang and Marko Arnautović join Shanghai SIPG in the China Super League.


What is behind the moves – and is it just about the money? That's the question broadcaster Georgie Frost and This is Money assistant editor Lee Boyce tackle this week as they look east.


We lift the lid on the Chinese Super League, how it works, where the money is coming from and ask what impact it is having on the game here, and in Europe.


We have also seen an increase in Chinese investment in European clubs – while Espanyol saw a major uplift in fans after signing Chinese winger Wu Lei.


But despite the major investment, the Chinese national team is not exactly high in the world rankings – could that all be about to change?


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Why big name footballers and managers head to the China Super League

Why big name footballers and managers head to the China Super League

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