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Confirmed: Two LaLiga Stars Sign For Chinese Super League Outfit

Confirmed: Two LaLiga Stars Sign For Chinese Super League Outfit

By Keegan Kruger - Feb 27, 2018 07:35 AM @KeeganKruger

LaLiga outfit Atletico Madrid have confirmed that Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang signed two of their stars on Monday.

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The Spanish side announced that Belgium international Yannick Carrasco, 24, and Argentine Nicolas Gaitan, 30, were part of a double deal that sees both players join the newly promoted CSL side.

The China League One champions reportedly paid about €30 million (R427 million) for Carrasco, while Gaitan reportedly cost an additional €18 million (R256 million).

The Spanish side released a statement thanking both players for their services and commitment to the club.

"Yannick Carrasco has been transferred to Dalian Yifang, from the Chinese Super League," Atletico's statement read, as quoted by Sky Sports.

"The Belgian winger joined Atletico de Madrid on 10 July 2015 and made 124 appearances for our club. He scored 23 goals and gave 17 assists during his time as an Atletico player.

"Nico Gaitan has also been sold to Dalian Yifang, from the Chinese Super League. The Argentine winger joined Atletico de Madrid during the 2016 summer transfer window and made 49 appearances for our club."

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Manager Diego Simeone will not be able to sign any replacements for Carrasco and Gaitan as the LaLiga transfer window is closed until the end of the season.

Are you surprised to see these two stars leave a team like Atletico for China? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Evergreenmessi Joined: 16 Jan 2018
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Evergreenmessi Feb 27, 2018 03:35 PM
They desperately needed that €48m ne at this time
Great white shark Joined: 07 Jul 2017
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Great white shark Feb 27, 2018 10:31 AM
no, not carasco he still got lot to offer bt afterall money talks
Dave1992 Joined: 12 Jun 2016
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Dave1992 Feb 27, 2018 09:26 AM
Well Paulinho did manage to resurrect his career while playing in the Chinese Super League,I hope Carrasco does so too
SL_hated_donkey Joined: 27 May 2014
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SL_hated_donkey Feb 27, 2018 08:08 AM
China is playing with moola.

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