Chinese Super League overtake EPL in transfer window spending

AFP , Friday 5 Feb 2016

Guangzhou Evergrande
Guangzhou Evergrande's players celebrate after clinching the Chinese football championship, in Beijing, in October 2015 (AFP)

Chinese club Jiangsu Suning's 50 million euro ($56 million) signing of Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira from Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk on Friday saw the Chinese Super League overtake the English Premier League in spending during the winter transfer window, the transfermarkt website said.

According to the website, which tracks commercial dealings in the sport, clubs in the increasingly wealthy CSL have so far spent 258.9 million euros in China's current transfer window, which runs until February 26. Premier League clubs spent 247.3 million euros in the European window, which closed earlier this week.

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