The Chinese transfer window swung closed yesterday, bringing the most exciting crop of foreign players yet seen into the CSL.
The highlights were Paraguayan international Lucas Barrios, and African quartet Drogba, Kanute, Keita and Yakubu Aiyegbeni, as contracts expired with the end of the football season in Europe.
Domestic player movements were fairly quiet, the only high-profile switches being China international defender Du Wei joining Shandong Luneng from Hangzhou Greentown, and Huang Bowen’s controversial Guangzhou Evergrande shift.
thanks Wikipedia for providing this comprehensive summary of all transfers involving CSL and China League One clubs this summer.
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