China’s Guangzhou Evergrande signs Elkeson
Chinese Super League champion Guangzhou Evergrande says it has
signed Brazilian midfielder Elkeson for four years at a transfer
fee of 5.7 million euros ($7.5 million).
The 23-year-old previously played for Rio de Janeiro club
The Chinese club said in a statement on its website Monday that
Elkeson will arrive in Guangzhou in the first week of January. It
says that having Elkeson will strengthen the team’s midfield attack
and improve its offensive capabilities.
Earlier this year, the big-spending club brought in coach
Marcello Lippi, who took Italy to the 2006 World Cup title, and
signed Paraguay striker Lucas Barrios.
Guangzhou is owned by Xu Jiayin, a Chinese billionaire who has
made his fortune in real estate and renamed the club after his
company when he bought the team.