And in doing so, the Italy international has cemented his name in the top 10 best paid players in the world – alongside Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
It’s understood that the former Feyenoord star will pick up around £260,000 a week in the Chinese Super League, making him the highest paid Italian player of all time.
Football journalist Tancredi Palmeri confirmed this via his official Twitter account, adding that only Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Hulk, Neymar and Ibrahimovic earn more than Pelle:
Top10 best paid
1 CR7 21m€
2 Messi 20
3 Hulk 20
4 Neymar 19
5 Ibra 16
6 Pellé 16
7 TMüller 13.5
9 JacksonM. 12.5
10 TSilva 12
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) July 11, 2016
The 30-year-old joins former Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse in signing for the Chinese club, where former Fulham boss Felix Magath is currently in charge.
Hulk, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Jackson Martinez have all moved to Asia in recent transfer windows and have thus broke into the top 10.
This begs the question, what other names may join the list in the next few weeks…