Chinese Super League teams make big money offers for Barcelona duo Daniel Alves and Arda Turan
The Chinese Super League has caught everyone’s attention in this transfer window with some big money signings and they are in the news again for making an outrageous bid to sign Barcelona duo Dani Alves and Arda Turan.
The reports are the latest to emerge after players like Alex Texiera, Jackson Martinez and Ramires all moved to China in this transfer window.
The Brazilian right-back was reportedly offered €24 million in salary which would make him one of the best-paid players in the world. The Chinese team was ready to pay the release clause in Dani Alves’ contract and lure him to the world’s most populous country.
Beijing Guoan reportedly offer 100 million euros for Arda Turan
If you thought the deal to sign Dani Alves was crazy, Chinese club Beijing Guoan reportedly made an eye-watering bid of 100 million euros for Turkish international Arda Turan.
Despite the huge sum of money involved, both Barcelona and Arda Turan immediately rejected the offer as the player has settled well in the side after making his debut only in January due to transfer ban imposed on Barcelona by FIFA.
The Chinese Super League has already spent more than any other league on this planet and they are reportedly trying to add more big names before the transfer window ends in China on February 26th.
However, Turan’s agent Ahmed Bulut has denied any such offer being made for his client.
Arsene Wenger wary of China’s spending power
Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has said that the European Leagues should be wary of the spending power of teams in the Chinese Super League. When asked whether teams across Europe should be worried, Wenger was quoted as saying:
"Yes, of course.”
"China looks to have the financial power to move the whole league of Europe to China." However, he did also wonder whether the Chinese clubs would be able to sustain such incredible expenditure.
"Will they sustain their desire to do it?" he asked. "Let's remember, Japan started to do it a few years ago but slowed down.”
"I don't know how deep the desire in China is. If it is a very strong political desire, we should worry."