Austrian soccer player Marko Arnautovic arrives at Pudong International Airport after joining Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG. Photo: Reuters
Jonathan White
Opinion

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The East Stand by Jonathan White

Chinese Super League: red flags over Marko Arnautovic suggest another big name foreign signing that will end in tears

  • Austria striker caused headaches for managers and teammates at previous clubs so why will Shanghai SIPG be different?
  • Many footballers lured East before have struggled with move due to language, culture shock and underperforming

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Austrian soccer player Marko Arnautovic arrives at Pudong International Airport after joining Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG. Photo: Reuters
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.