Espanyol’s Wu Lei during his official presentation. Photo: Reuters

Wu Lei’s Espanyol debut attracts 40 million viewers in China – despite striker playing just 12 minutes

  • La Liga club claim social media increase of more than half a million followers in China
  • The €2 million deal for Chinese Super League striker looks to be a masterstroke
Topic |   Spanish La Liga

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Espanyol’s Wu Lei during his official presentation. Photo: Reuters
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Espanyol’s new Chinese forward Wu Lei (right) poses with fans during his presentation after signing from Shanghai SIPG. Photo: EPA

Wu Lei – China’s Maradona, or football’s Yao Ming? Espanyol’s new signing faces pressure in ‘one of best leagues in the world’

  • La Liga club hope to attract more fans from China with new signing
  • Chinese Super League top scorer says he now has ‘maturity’ to deal with dream move to Europe
Topic |   Spanish La Liga

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Espanyol’s new Chinese forward Wu Lei (right) poses with fans during his presentation after signing from Shanghai SIPG. Photo: EPA
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