Are some of the top players about to depart, not to Europe as normal, but to the other side of the world? Rumours have been circulating of the Chinese teams offering more money to some of the ESL’s top talent.
Matt Murphy, Hernandinho, Nelinho, Marcelo Santos, Aaron Johnson, Félipe, Alex van der Kamp and Mark van Boschkamp have all been linked with joining Marcio Bravo in China.
We don’t know how substantial any of these claims are at present. Any of those named above would be a big loss to the ESL.
Rumours are circulating and it is difficult to tell if agents are trying to force the club’s hands to give their clients a pay rise. Some of the speculated salaries are to double or triple players wages. Interesting times ahead.