Domestic football is on a break, but the podcast is not – the panel kick off a summer of in-depth discussions on topics away from the week-to-week of league action by taking a look on the role and contributions made by key foreign signings in the history of the league.
With Andres Iniesta opting for the J-League, and Fernando Torres rumoured to be joining him, we ask whether the CFA’s transfer tax has ceded the spotlight for big-name international moves – and lead in to a discussion of what kind of contribution Chinese sides should be expecting from their international signings. We look at which sides are getting the best (and worst) value for money with their overseas players, and nominate three names for a listener poll to determine this week’s Phenomenon of the Week – the most impactful foreign signing in CSL history.
We wrap up by looking ahead to a future discussion on the role of the CSL as a league, and catch up with Guangzhou R&F correspondent Donald Ross for reflections on an topsy-turvy season so far, their newest signing, and hopes and targets for the rest of the season.
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