Final CSL Transfer Update – Part 1: Shenhua and Guo’an steal the spotlight as transfer window winds down

The Chinese transfer window closed on February 26th and, with all clubs just confirming their final 30-man squads for the upcoming campaign, the dust has settled on the priciest flurry of transfer activity in Chinese history. Here, we take a look at all the moves last season’s top eight have made since between our last […]

The North-East View: Changchun Yatai making early moves

Having finished 2015 in 10th place, Changchun Yatai have begun making early moves for a better 2016 campaign. Changchun improved their league standing last year, having finished 14th and 13th the previous two seasons, and are now looking to return to the level that fans expect of them. 8th place appears to be the long-desired […]

CSL Transfer Round-up – Part 2: Suning’s record Teixeira signing grabs headlines as more foreign talent comes into the league

Yesterday we looked at what last season’s top eight have been up to in the transfer window, but things have really been busy with teams who finished lower down the pyramid. Jiangsu Suning and Hebei CFFC continue to spend astronomical sums and the former have broken the Chinese transfer record to bring in Alex Teixeira. […]

CSL Transfer Update – Part 1: Martinez Evergrande move stands out as domestic players stay put

It’s been a little over two weeks since our last transfer round-up and it is time to look at all the moves which have taken place between then and now. Things tend to slow down a bit over the Chinese New Year but there has still been plenty to talk about with Jackson Martinez’s move […]

Understanding China’s recent transfer spending in light of the domestic market

While western media is focused on the big names signings that seem to be arriving to the Chinese Super League by the day, what so many are missing is that one of the key factors driving these moves is the equally overheated and overpriced domestic transfer market. Previous record transfer for domestic players hovered around […]