There is a Chinese revolution going on in the world of football at the moment. Jackson Martinez, Alex Teixeira and Ramires have moved to Chinese Super League recently.
The Chinese juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down as Ezequiel Lavezzi is believed to be in final stages of finalizing his move to China and the likes of Chelsea midfielder Oscar and Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk have also been linked with a move to the country.
The recent development might suggest that European clubs will struggle to hold on to their players against the financial might of the Chinese clubs.
However, Man Utd executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is confident of keeping hold onto United’s valuable assets, but he suggested that Chinese market could be used to sell United’s underperforming players.
“I do think there will be more activity coming in the summer, but it is very difficult to predict what kind of impact that will have,” he said in a conference call with investors on Thursday.
“If nothing else, it’s another useful market if we are looking to sell players.”
The name of Marouane Fellaini will certainly pop into United fans’ minds when thinking about their underperforming players.
It remains to be seen if any of the United players move to Chinese clubs in near future.