Villas-Boas Says China Transfer Largesse Is Over
Former Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas believes the days of big money spending in the Chinese Super League (CSL) are over.
Villas-Boas, who is the current coach of Shanghai SIPG, has Brazilian stars Oscar and Hulk at the club after CSL teams splashed the cash in the winter and in transfer windows before that.
But the Chinese Football Association (CFA) has moved to limit the largesse and in the most recent summer transfer window clubs mostly signed freebies, loanees and has-beens.
"The change of regulations implicates that the market will probably stop in China regarding this kind of (expensive) transfer.
"We will see how it moves forward next year. For now the market is closed, (players can) only exit and when it opens (in the winter) we will see.
"But I don't think the spending will continue as it was before."
Attacking midfielder Oscar joined SIPG in January from Chelsea for an Asian-record of 60 million euros.
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