International footballers Oscar, Ricardo Carvalho and Hulk attend the Shanghai SIPG season launch in Shanghai in 2017. Photo: Reuters International footballers Oscar, Ricardo Carvalho and Hulk attend the Shanghai SIPG season launch in Shanghai in 2017. Photo: Reuters
International footballers Oscar, Ricardo Carvalho and Hulk attend the Shanghai SIPG season launch in Shanghai in 2017. Photo: Reuters

Chinese Super League: subdued market highlights Chinese football’s new normal

  • The league used to shake up the global transfer market, but club closures and middling transfer fees usher a concerning era
  • CSL ‘not really a professional league ... more like a corporate one’ says respected Chinese football journalist

Topic |   Chinese Super League
International footballers Oscar, Ricardo Carvalho and Hulk attend the Shanghai SIPG season launch in Shanghai in 2017. Photo: Reuters International footballers Oscar, Ricardo Carvalho and Hulk attend the Shanghai SIPG season launch in Shanghai in 2017. Photo: Reuters
International footballers Oscar, Ricardo Carvalho and Hulk attend the Shanghai SIPG season launch in Shanghai in 2017. Photo: Reuters
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