Graziano Pelle Moves to China and Becomes the Sixth Best Paid Player in the World

Graziano Pelle Moves to China and Becomes the Sixth Best Paid Player in the World

Following his impressive showing at Euro 2016, ex-Southampton striker Graziano Pelle has completed a £13 million move to Chinese club Shandong Luneng.

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:

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…

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