Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Chinese big spenders Guangzhou Evergrande in bid to sign Manchester United's Park Ji-Sung

Big-spending Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande have reportedly made an incredible approach for Manchester United's Korean superstar Park Ji-Sung whereby they will double his current wages.The 30-year-old midfielder will be out of contract at Old Trafford at the end of the 2011-12 season, creating plenty of speculation about his future.However, according to Chinese media, Guangzhou are offering Park a contract worth €8 million per season - double his current salary - to tempt him to China. Guangzhou look set to take over J-League's Urawa Reds as the best supported club in Asia.A fortnight ago Guangzhou signed Argentine midfielder Dario Conca on a deal where he allegedly became the world's third highest paid player behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Now Guangzhou, who are owned by wealthy Chinese real estate group Evergrande, have set their sights on luring Park to China."Club owner Xu Jiayin said he will do whatever is necessary to bring Park to the team," Guangzhou boss Lee Jang-Soo told the Beijing Times.
"However a deal has so far failed to materialize, because Park was determined to stay put at his current club."
Park had told the Sunday Mirror on the weekend that he had no reason to leave United.
"There's no truth at all that I would leave United - I want to stay here and I have no reason to leave," Park said.

"I would like to stay here for life, of course - why not? It's the best club in the world."
Guangzhou's massive financial backing has also already seen them sign Conca along with Brazilian striker Cleo from Partizan Belgrade as well as Korean international Cho Won-Hee who formerly played with Wigan.
The club currently leads China's Super League by nine points and are unbeaten this campaign.

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