Hulk Breaks Chinese Transfer Record with Move to SIPG

Hulk is relaxing with palm trees in the background.  Large gold chain around his neck and sunniesThe 29-year-old Brazilian forward Hulk arrived to Shanghai, China today to complete a move to SIPG worth in the area of €56m.

This transfer is the new Chinese Super League record and the highest fee paid so far in the 2016 summer transfer market.

Hulk (who has a cannon for his left foot) will be earning €20m / year and is the highest paid football player in China at the moment.

His previous transfer from Porto to Zenit St. Petersburg in 2012 was a heavy one also, worth €60m.


The Chinese Super League is putting itself on the map with every new marquee signing. In the last year alone several big players have made a move out east: Ramires, Teixeira, Lavezzi, Jackson Martinez and Gervinho to name a few. The Chinese clubs have so far spent in excess of €270m on foreign stars this season.

The old CSL transfer record, €50m Alex Teixeira move to JS Suning, was set not long ago and the way things are progressing it is very possible that there will be a new record set again soon.

The CSL's profile is growing quickly at home and abroad.

Who will be the next to sign?