The rise of the Chinese Super League has been well documented throughout the previous decade. The cash-crazy division, kept afloat by the vast sums of money pumped into clubs by their respective billionaire owners, has seen some of Europe's most elite talent test out their worth in the Far East.
Former Chelsea playmaker Oscar made headlines back in 2017 when he traded life in the Premier League for the Chinese top-flight at just 25 years of age, signing for Shanghai SIPG for a reported £60 million.
Oscar's move saw him link up with Brazil teammate Hulk, who made the switch to China a year previously after leaving Zenit St Petersburg. Together the pair helped Shanghai win their first ever Super League title in 2018, ending Guangzhou's seven-year reign as champions of the Chinese first tier.
Fellow Brazilian national Paulinho also chose to emigrate to Asia in 2015 and it completely transformed his career, after a forgettable period spent playing for Tottenham in the Premier League. The midfielder earned himself a shock big money move to Barcelona in 2017 after impressing in China, before returning to Guangzhou Evergrande last summer for €42 million.