The owner of Chinese soccer club Tianjin Quanjian Shu Yuhui has confirmed that the outfit is trying to lure Real Madrid star Karim Benzema to China.
The club, which has signed numerous top football stars in the world, would have to limit their wishes with new rules that would allow for a reduced number of foreign stars in China.
Speaking to Chinese TV, Yuhui said: “We made a bid for Benzema. Our club had a massive investment plan for the new season but it was tightened up by the new rules. We need an out-and-out striker so we made a bid for Benzema.”
Yuhui was speaking to Tianjin Sports Channel and he seemed to be against the new regulations regarding transfers. The Chinese Football Association said that foreign players in the 2017 season would be limited in the wave of clubs running to buy the biggest and most talented players abroad as against developing local talents. Continue reading TIANJIN CONFIRM KARIM BENZEMA BID