Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Real Madrid in 2017. Photo: EPA Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Real Madrid in 2017. Photo: EPA
Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Real Madrid in 2017. Photo: EPA
Jonathan White
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The East Stand by Jonathan White

Search for ‘Chinese Messi’ goes on as A-League Adelaide United gamble on mystery signing Chen Yongbin

  • FFA Cup winners use final spot for A-League season on unknown 20-year-old from China League Two sister side Qingdao Red Lions
  • Chairman Piet van der Pol has spoken of commercial benefit of having player from ‘world’s biggest football market financially’

Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Real Madrid in 2017. Photo: EPA Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Real Madrid in 2017. Photo: EPA
Barcelona's Argentine forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Real Madrid in 2017. Photo: EPA
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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.