Axel Witsel will get the company of Anthony Modeste in China

Tianjin Quanjian, the Chinese club of Axel Witsel, reinforced with Anthony Modeste (29). He is the fourth non-Chinese player of the club, and that may be a problem.

© Belga

The French striker aasde been a departure to China, but his German employer reported on its Facebook page that Anthony Modeste is not transferred would be to Tianjin. On the twelfth of July appeared on the website of that Geissböcke the communication that Modeste is on his way to the Chinese Super League.

In Tianjin Quanjian will Modeste a teammate of Red Devil Axel Witsel. The ex-player of Standard made this year in January the move from Zenit St Petersburg to China for twenty million euros and an annual salary that is nearly as high. In a short time, went to a few professional footballers to China for a short time huge money earn: Hulk to Shanghai SIPG, Ezekiel Lavezzi to Hebei and Alexandre Pato to Tianjin.

A Maximum of three foreigners

Shortly afterwards, it was decided by the Chinese football association to be a limit on the number of non-Chinese players on the documentation match sheet: a maximum of three. Next to Witsel and Pato, there is still a South Korean midfielder for Tianjin, so it is Modeste the fourth foreigner. That may be a problem for the French attacker, but perhaps the South Korean the brunt of this affair.

Axel Witsel in Tianjin Quanjian. © Belga

In the edition of five July was Sport/Voetbalmagazine another interview with Whitewash. ‘Our chairman,’ said he, ‘wants the world cup for club teams to win. As it should, with a team made up solely of foreign celebrities. On the new line of the Chinese football association responded that he is still star players want to buy them to lend during the regular season, and them draw up at the world cup for clubs. There, there is no restriction’

The club of Portugal last year promoted from the second to the first class, but holds now the fourth place in the standings. Only the top three have qualified for the Asian Champions League, the winner of that tournament will come out on the world cup for clubs.

Modeste played the past two seasons in the Bundesliga with Fc Köln. His first season he made 15 goals for the club, the second 25, good for third place in the topschuttersstand. Just as the Whitewash has Anthony Modeste roots in the Caribbean Martinique.

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