A Chinese AC Milan fan in the crowd during the pre-season friendly match against Borussia Dortmund in Guangzhou. Both Milan clubs are currently under Chinese ownership. Photo: Reuters
Simon Chadwick
Opinion

Opinion

Simon Chadwick

Why has China’s global soccer takeover frenzy suddenly gone so quiet?

After a flurry of activity and spending, China’s expansion into global football has gone strangely quiet – but that doesn’t mean the game is over

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A Chinese AC Milan fan in the crowd during the pre-season friendly match against Borussia Dortmund in Guangzhou. Both Milan clubs are currently under Chinese ownership. Photo: Reuters
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Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick is a Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University in the UK, where he is also a member of the Centre for Sports Business.