China sending soccer market to stratosphere
The Chinese Super League is finding that you win some and lose some when it comes to landing the world’s top soccer players.
Carlos Tevez, an Argentine national team star currently with club team Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires, is about to become the highest-paid player in the world.
According to media reports, Tevez, 32, will be paid more than $762,000 a week in a two-year contract with CSL side Shanghai Shenhua, which he is expected to sign this week. The deal adds up to $75 million over two seasons.
Tevez played his last game for Boca on Dec 18 as fans begged him to stay with signs saying, No te vayas, Carlitos (Don’t go
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Tevez had appeared content to finish his career at Boca Juniors until the CSL came calling with sacks of money.
Yes, many great players will head to where the pitches are greener — and there are none greener than in China now. (Chelsea star Oscar from Brazil is headed to Shanghai SIPG in a $64 million deal.)
But striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League has reportedly turned down a £120 million (about $149 million) deal from the CSL to stay in England.
Manchester United has confirmed it will offer another year to Ibrahimovic, according to the Daily Mail of London.
The Premier League is generally considered the world’s best, if not always in Champions League play but in prestige, and all family members get together, just like during Christmas in the West.
In addition to preparing new year pictures and calendars, many other traditions still play a crucial role in celebrating the new year.
Preparations start days before the festival, with people decorating their rooms with materials that reflect the festive mood.
All door panels will be pasted with Spring Festival couplets, highlighting Chinese calligraphy with black although the CSL continues to peel away some worldclass talent, some players prefer competing against the top players.
“Being an emerging league and certainly not the first choice of most star players, football clubs in the CSL have to pay skyrocketing salaries to attract top footballers,” Andrea Sartori, global head of sports advisory practice for KPMG, whose Football Benchmark reports cover the business of soccer, told China Daily USA. “The long-term costbenefit analysis of these investments has still to be demonstrated.”
The Daily Mail reported that the CSL planned to offer Ibrahimovic £56 million this past summer, but after the form he’s shown this season at Manchester, they made the more dramatic pitch.
Ibrahimovic, 35, who retired as a stalwart for the Swedish national team after Euro 2016, characters on red paper. The content varies from house to house, depending on the residents’ taste.
Also, pictures will be pasted on front doors to ward off evil spirits and welcome peace and abundance.
The Chinese character fu, meaning blessing or happiness, is a must.
What’s more, red paper- is enjoying a renaissance at Old Trafford this season with 11 goals in 16 matches for Jose Mourinho’s team.
“As long as he (Mourinho) needs me and the team needs me, I’m here,” Ibrahimovic has said. “In my mind, I’m fresh. I’m like a 20-year-old boy. I feel fresh, I feel good, and I’ ll keep going,” the rangy star said on Saturday.
He went on later that day to score both goals for United in a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion.
While Ibra might not be ready to make the move to China now, the money will probably stay on the table for him in 2018.
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cuttings can be seen on windows and brightly colored new year paintings with auspicious meanings may be put on the wall.