The transfer window in the Chinese Super League closed recently and we at Chinesesuperleague.uk take a look at how each club did, all the way from Beijng to Yanbian with the full list of all the ins and outs.
Ziming Wang (Qingdao Jonoon) £439k
Weichen Ning (Cova Piedade, Portugal) Free transfer
Ziming Wang (Qingdao Jonoon) Loan
Roger Schmidt did almost nothing this window. He only brought in two Chinese talents in Ziming Wan, from Qingdao Jonoon, who was immediately loaned back to the third tier team, and Weichen Ning, who has nine caps and two goals for China U19, from Portuguese side Cova Piedade.
Shuai Pei (Tianjin Quanjian) £2.23m
Shipeng Yan (Shaanxi Chang’an Athletic) Loan
Deming Han (Shaanxi Chang’an Athletic) Loan
No one in, but centre back Shuai Pei left for Tianjin Quanjian in mid-June for 2.2 million and they haven’t looked like they’ve missed him much since then. Some good business for the mid-table side.
Adrian Ramos (Borussia Dortmund, Germany) £10.20m
Junjian Liao (Hebei China Fortune) Loan
Xu Xu (Granada B) End of loan
We have the only deal to break the 10 million-mark ladies and gentlemen. It comes from mid-table Chongqing Lifan and they have bought Borussia Dortmund’s backup striker Adrian Ramos, who hasn’t impressed anyone since his last season in Hertha Berlin a few years back. It will be interesting to see if he can shoot Chongqing to a Champions League spot. If not this year then maybe next. Chinese right back Junjian Liao could be a potentially great loan deal from Hebei.
Muriqui (No club) Free transfer
Boxuan Feng (Torreense, Portugal) Unknown fee
Yubiao Deng (Pinhalnovense, Portugal) Unknown
Hyung-Il Kim (Bucheon, South Korea) Free transfer
Evergrande has done it quite well this window, they managed to keep Paulinho despite the reported interest from Barcelona and they have brought back club legend Muriqui (read all about him here) to bolster an already impressive attack, for absolutely nothing, as they try to go for a treble of the league, the FA Cup, and the Champions League. The other two are Chinese prospects for the future.
Out the door went Korean Hyung-Il Kim who has done absolutely nothing since joining from Jeonbuk in January, he returned to Korea and Bucheon, having never been in a single matchday squad.
Wanshun Yang (Jiangsu Yancheng Dingli) £88k
Sölvi Ottesen (Buriram United) Free transfer
Di Zhu (R&F, Hong Kong) End of loan
Yunlong Fu (R&F, Hong Kong) End of loan
Jiajian Mai (R&F, Hong Kong) End of loan
Dongxu Tu (Meizhou Meixian Techand) Free transfer
Hyun-Soo Jang (Tokyo, Japan) Unknown
Chensong Pei (R&F, Hong Kong) Loan
Xhinhui Wang (R&F, Hong Kong) Loan
Zhanhao Liang (R&F, Hong Kong) Loan
Yongfeng Liang (R&F, Hong Kong) Loan
R&F have a plan of tightening up their defence as they bring in Icelandic wrecking ball Sölvi Ottesen, who has previously played for Wuhan Zall and Jiangsu in China and has plenty of experience. Wanshun Yang is brought in with a view for the future while the transfers have flowed as the Pearl River between Guangzhou R&F and the R&F team that is playing in the Hong Kong Premier League and is considered a development team for the Chinese boys.
Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng
Wei Du (Hebei China Fortune) Loan
Ruben Castro (Real Betis, Spain) Loan
Mario Suarez (Watford, England) Loan
The newly promoted side has also been busy and have done some shrewd business in bringing in Mario Suarez (read all about him here) from Watford and long time La Liga journeyman Ruben Castro from Real Betis. Castro is a proven goalscorer and should add extremely valuable goals to the Guizhou tally while Mario Suarez should be a very, very capable midfielder at this level.
Hebei China Fortune
Gaël Kakuta (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain) End of loan
Ersan Gülüm (Besiktas, Turkey) End of loan
Wei Du (Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng) Loan
Junjian Liao (Chongqing Lifan) Loan
Gaël Kakuta (Amiens, France) Free transfer
Hernanes (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Loan
Ersan Gülüm (Adelaide United, Brazil) Loan
Nothing much happening in Hebei at the moment. Gaël Kakuta and Ersan Gülüm came back and left again without much further ado. Out went a big name in former Inter and Juventus player Hernanes who hasn’t featured since Matchday Six. He left on loan to his boyhood club Sao Paulo for the rest of the season.
Ricardo Vaz Te (Akhisarspor, Turkey) Free transfer
Osman Sow (Emirates Club, UAE) End of loan
Henan get back Osman Sow from loan and bring in former West Ham and Portsmouth player Ricardo Vaz Te on a free as they try to stay afloat in the league. Not the most inspiring of signings but it could be what they need in terms of speed up front.
Benjamin Moukandjo (Lorient, France) £4.68m
Erpan Ezimjan (Xinjiang Youth) Free transfer
Jiajun Huang (Oriental Dragon, Portugal) Unknown
Trent Sainsbury (Inter, Italy) End of loan
Wenxiang Gu (Meizhou Meixian Techand) £55k
Jiangsu Suning might have done very well this window. The return of Trent Sainsbury from Inter could see them shore up the defence and the signing of Cameroonian powerhouse Benjamin Moukandjo, who scored on his debut and had 13 in 25 for Lorient in Ligue 1 last year, could well mean that they have bought their way out of relegation trouble for the remainder of the season.
The only one out the door was Wenxinang Gu and he won’t be missed sorely. The 26-year old only featured in one Champions League match this season and left for more game time all the way down in the third tier with Meizhou.
Oliver Boumal (Panathinaikos, Greece) Free transfer
Christian Bekamenga (Balikesirspor) Free transfer
James Holland (LASK Linz, Austria) Free transfer
Not much has happened at Liaoning but they have brought in two attacking Cameroonians on a free to try and end the horrible, horrible form they are in. Perhaps it will work.
Jingzong Wei (Felgueiras, Portugal) Unknown
Peng Cui (No club) Free transfer
Yuchen Zhou (R&F, Hong Kong) Loan
Nothing of note happening in Shandong either. They bring in one talent and one seasoned veteran who has been without a club since January.
Jiawei Liu (La Roda, Spain) Free transfer
Zhao Chen (Pozuelo, Spain) Unknown
Demba Ba (Besiktas, Turkey) End of loan
Paulo Henrique (Sport Recife, Brazil) End of loan
Yun Wang (Shanghai Shenxin) Loan
Paulo Henrique (Akhisarspor, Turkey) Free transfer
Underperforming Shenhua have gained Demba Ba back from Besiktas, but he is unfortunately out with an injury for quite some time. Two Chinese prospects also came through the doors at the Hongkou Stadium.
Out the door went Yun Wang on loan to Shanghai Shenxin and Paulo Henrique, who had been on loan to Sport Recife, went for a free to Turkish side Akhisarspor.
Asamoah Gyan (Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai, UAE) End of loan
Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey) Free transfer
Second placed SIPG did not do much this window, and they didn’t really need to either. All they did was get former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan back from loan and then immediately let him go on a free to Turkish side Kayserispor.
Anthony Modeste (Köln, Germany) Loan, fee: £4.85m
Shuai Pei (Changchun Yatai) £2.23m
Yuan Zhang (Loures, Portugal) Unknown
Yumiao Qian (Hubei) Unknown
Geuvanio (Flamengo, Brazil) Loan
Junior Moraes (Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine) End of loan
This is more like it from Tianjin Quanjian! In comes Köln striker Anthony Modeste (all on Modeste here) who has been scoring plenty of goals in the Bundesliga. A partnership between him and Alexandre Pato could spell all kinds of trouble for the defences in the league.
Out goes Geuvanio, who only played six games, and Junior Moraes returns to Kyiv after not featuring a single time.
Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium) Loan, fee: £2.55m
Zainadine Junior (Maritimo, Portugal) End of loan
Zainadine Junior (Maritimo, Portugal) Free transfer
Liao Zhou (Yinchuan Helanshan) Loan
The biggest news from the other side in Tianjin is not the signing of Frank Acheampong from Anderlecht, but it is linked with it. The TEDA management has demoted Brown Ideye to the reserves after poor form, then being benched and after he didn’t like that, he argued with the coach. The signing of Acheampong just made it easier to demote him. Acheampong has been around in the football world but is still only 23 and could potentially be a great signing. Out the door goes Zainadine Junior after his loan was made permanent by Portuguese side Maritimo, while Liao Zhou disappears out on loan down in the divisions.
Valdet Rama (Würzburger Kickers, Germany) Free transfer
Il-Soo Hwang (Jeju United, South Korea) Unknown
Ailong Yang (Oriental Dragon, Portugal) Unknown
Seung-Dae Kim (Pohang Steelers, South Korea) Unknown
Yanbian are desperately trying to save their place in the Super League and have brought in Korean left winger Il-Soo Hwang and Albanian attacker Valdet Rama from 3.liga outfit Würzburger. Not sure if they are of the calibre needed, but you’ll never know unless you try. Out goes Korean winger Seung-Dae Kim who only played six matches this season, he returns to Korea and Pohang.