Managers see China not as a threat for Premier League


Managers see China not as a threat for Premier League

Photo: Shanghai SIPG

Arsène Wenger, Mauricio Pochettino and Jürgen Klopp does not think China is a threat for the Premier League, but find that there seriously must be taken into account with the Super League.

Chelsea saw Friday midfielder Oscar to Shanghai SIPG leave. The Brazilian midfielder is there an annual salary of nearly 24.5 million euros is yours and is thus the bestbetaalde player in the world.

Last summer, exchanged also Graziano Pellè of Southampton of the English league for a lucrative adventure in China, just as in an earlier stage, Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, Ramires and Papiss Cissé.

According to Arsenal manager Wenger is no coincidence that more and more players to the far east to attract. “It would be in the future, sometimes a problem can be for the Premier League,” said the Frenchman after he was confronted with the megatransfer of Oscar.

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Although Wenger notes that there is a slight power shifting takes place within the world of football, he expects not that in the short term, many more big names to China will leave. “You want in the end anyway that the level of competition consistent with the financial compensation.”

Also vakgenoot Pochettino of rival Tottenham Hotspur thinks that the sport aspect is always the deciding factor, will continue to give. “Football is not just about the money. You want to be able to measure with the top and the Premier League is in my eyes the most important competition that there is.”

The Spaniard himself would be a transition to China, never consider. “For me, it’s about passion, I must me challenged. In England, you will be competing against the best of the best, and that means much more than money. That also goes for my players, so I would find it strange if one of them decides to which side to go on.”


Liverpool-coach Klopp can also hardly imagine that Chinese clubs appear to be able to players to entice. “That’s what you do, especially at a certain point in your career, because it seems to me to be not a competition where you want to play.”

“Money is the only way to have players that can entice, but in all the major European leagues you can also earn a lot of money. I don’t think that we should pretend that China is a threat, it is just another possibility.”

Currently also earn end to end, Hulk, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Jackson Martinez, Burak Yilmaz, Fredy Guarin, Demba Ba and Obafemi Martins their money in China.

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