Espanyol’s Chinese forward Wu Lei celebrates after scoring against Sevilla in La Liga in February. Photo: AFP
Espanyol’s Chinese forward Wu Lei celebrates after scoring against Sevilla in La Liga in February. Photo: AFP

Espanyol’s China star Wu Lei takes pay cut to extend stay with Spanish club

  • China’s most high-profile footballer is reported to be on equivalent salary of reserve team player in Chinese Super League
  • The 28-year-old forward, who had agreed to halve his Shanghai SIPG wage to join the Spanish club in 2019, is praised by social media users

Espanyol’s Chinese forward Wu Lei celebrates after scoring against Sevilla in La Liga in February. Photo: AFP
Espanyol’s Chinese forward Wu Lei celebrates after scoring against Sevilla in La Liga in February. Photo: AFP
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