President Xi Jinping set the ball in motion when he declared China must become a world football force. Photo: Reuters President Xi Jinping set the ball in motion when he declared China must become a world football force. Photo: Reuters
President Xi Jinping set the ball in motion when he declared China must become a world football force. Photo: Reuters

China football revolution to spark world transfer fee record in 2017

From a parade of players heading East, to a web of acquisitions in the West, 2016 was a big year for China’s grand football strategy. And 2017 is set to be even bigger

President Xi Jinping set the ball in motion when he declared China must become a world football force. Photo: Reuters President Xi Jinping set the ball in motion when he declared China must become a world football force. Photo: Reuters
President Xi Jinping set the ball in motion when he declared China must become a world football force. Photo: Reuters
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