Alex Pato celebrates scoring in the 2018 AFC Champions League against Guangzhou Evergrande when the club was known as Tianjin Quanjian. Photo: AFPAlex Pato celebrates scoring in the 2018 AFC Champions League against Guangzhou Evergrande when the club was known as Tianjin Quanjian. Photo: AFP
Alex Pato celebrates scoring in the 2018 AFC Champions League against Guangzhou Evergrande when the club was known as Tianjin Quanjian. Photo: AFP
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

The East Stand by Jonathan White

Chinese Super League’s Tianjin Tianhai available for ‘free’ amid football finance meltdown

  • Shenzhen reported to take CSL spot if Tianjin Tianhai cannot find new owner and fulfil Chinese FA requirements
  • Dramatic fall from grace for side that reached AFC Champions League quarters with Alex Pato and Axel Witsel

Alex Pato celebrates scoring in the 2018 AFC Champions League against Guangzhou Evergrande when the club was known as Tianjin Quanjian. Photo: AFPAlex Pato celebrates scoring in the 2018 AFC Champions League against Guangzhou Evergrande when the club was known as Tianjin Quanjian. Photo: AFP
Alex Pato celebrates scoring in the 2018 AFC Champions League against Guangzhou Evergrande when the club was known as Tianjin Quanjian. Photo: AFP
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