Marko Arnautovic arrives at Pudong International Airport after joining Chinese club Shanghai SIPG earlier this month. Photo: Reuters

China’s football future: back to buying big after cooling-off period on expensive foreign investments

  • Chinese clubs, and their parent companies, are flexing their muscles in the transfer market again
  • Big-money moves for Marko Arnautovic and Rafa Benitez – among other rumoured transfers – show CSL clubs are spending big again
Topic |   Chinese Super League

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Marko Arnautovic arrives at Pudong International Airport after joining Chinese club Shanghai SIPG earlier this month. Photo: Reuters
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Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick is a Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University in the UK, where he is also a member of the Centre for Sports Business.