Every time you pick up a paper a household name from football is linked with a lucrative move to China.
Usually it is players coming to the end of their careers…but certainly not always.
America, where great effort continues to be made to join the rest of the world to make what they call soccer their number one sport, remains the more attractive proposition for our well known near retirement vets.
But the Chinese, now realising the great opportunity to market their booming provinces through successful football clubs like Abu Dhabi has with Manchester City, know that ultimately money talks….and the deals on the table to opt for the East rather than West for not so young men to build their fortunes can make any head turn.
Here at Betfred we have ex-Swansea, Manchester City and now Stoke striker Wilfried Bony at 7/4 to sign for a Chinese club by February 28th which is just before their 2017 season kicks off.
John Terry, the Chelsea legend who is struggling to be a regular nowadays for the Premier League table-toppers, is 10/3 with Frank Lampard 14/1, Yaya Toure 16/1, Wayne Rooney 20/1, Bastian Schweinsteiger 25/1, Morgan Schneiderlin 50/1, Alexis Sanchez at 66/1 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic 100/1.