The dissolution of Tianhai shows lavish spending creates new problems in football


Football Club Tianjin Tianhai China announced Tuesday that the team was disbanded effective immediately, a move that comes after a long wait of four months to determine whether the club would be entered approved the new season Chinese Super League (CSL).

the club was previously owned by the Quanjian Group, headed Shu Yuhui was a fan of uncompromising football. Shu introduced the world renowned club soccer players, including key World Cup Belgium player Witsel and Brazilian ace Alexandre Pato.

Hosting these massive stars in a less competitive league than most European flights meant an increase in spending, but Quanjian money came from the wrong direction – the groupwas accused of illegal marketing and false advertising in December 2018.

Reviews another purchase high profile for the club was the signing of goalkeeper Zhang Lu goal Jiangsu Suning in 2016 in a matter of 70 million yuan ($ 9.87 million), a record transfer for a national player at this moment.

After Shu and other club’s top-brass were arrested, the local football association over the club and later renamed Tianhai in 2019.

Tianhai, shift final of Asia’s Champions League season in 2018, survived relegation last season when CSL troubled by the financial crisis.

The club issued a controversial “transfer 0 yuan,” the club in early March, but few companies have expressed their willingnessof taking charge. The party was concerned that the Vantone Group, most likely due to the massive debt the club was due to the laactions Quanjian Group.

Meanwhile, discussions between Vantone and Tianhai collapsed, leading to the over-indebted team with no financial support. The players have pledged to forgo their annual salary this year to keep the team alive, but the proposal was rejected by the Chinese Football Association (CFA).

The dissolution of the club will deal a blow to the resumption of the league, which has been paused due to the pandemic coronavirus.

also means the players, including the International China Yang Xu was the dismantling of the team convened a sessiis training the national team in May, will look for a new club to play with, both CSL teams have already started preparing to resume the season.

If Tianhai players failed to get new homes, they face a serious consequence – they not a place to play for at least a year.

to curb spending rocketed from CSL clubs, the CFA has implemented salary caps for the top flight and recommended pay cuts during the epidemic.

As CFA President Chen Xuyuan stressed, while most Chinese football clubs have spent massively, almost no recorded a profit last season.

It is time to think louser whether we need more well-paid stars to make the league games “look better” short-term or a healthy league that can cultivate a power plant more productive football.

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