Star left and Son Jun-ho ‘don’t ask, detention’… Anxiety about the Chinese league

South Korean national soccer team midfielder Son Jun-ho (Shandong Taishan) has been detained by Chinese police for three weeks. comments emerge.토토사이트

Since the 12th of last month, Son Jun-ho has been detained and investigated by public security in Liaoning Province, China. The Chinese government suspects Son Jun-ho of accepting bribes. While Shandong coach Hao Wei and some players are being investigated by the authorities for misconduct, including match fixing, Son Jun-ho is said to be suspected of taking bribes.

The problem is that it has not been confirmed exactly what Son Jun-ho was charged with. The right to visit is also not properly guaranteed. For this reason, voices mixed with doubts are emerging from inside and outside the Korean soccer world whether other factors besides soccer are also playing a role in this situation.

This situation is also affecting the gaze of the Chinese professional football league. There is a prospect that the Chinese league, which is in crisis as star players leave and the finances of major clubs deteriorate, may become a target of avoidance from players in the wake of the Son Jun-ho incident. A football person who requested anonymity pointed out, “If this is the case, who would want to go to the Chinese league?”

Indeed, the Chinese league is in crisis. In the 2010s, Brazilian football stars such as Hulk and Oscar joined the Chinese league, but the league began to stumble after experiencing Corona 19.

Due to the real estate slump caused by the spread of Corona 19, parent companies of Chinese league clubs are facing a financial crisis. Teams that won the Super League, such as Guangzhou Evergrande and Jiangsu Suning, were relegated to lower leagues or disbanded due to financial difficulties.

Famous players such as Alexandre Pato, Paulinho, Axel Witzel, Yannick Carrasco and Graziano Pele have left China. Last year, there were only two players from the Chinese league who participated in the Qatar World Cup: Korea’s Son Jun-ho and Cameroon striker Christian Basogog (Shanghai Shenhua). This is a drastically reduced number compared to 9 at the 2018 Russia World Cup.

The number of Korean players playing in the Chinese league has also decreased significantly. Ahn Jung-hwan, Kim Eun-joong, Kim Jin-kyu, Song Jong-guk, Jo Won-hee, Kim Young-kwon, Kim Dong-jin, and Jang Hyun-soo have gone through the Chinese League. Minjae Kim, who recently led Napoli to victory in Serie A, as well as Wooyoung Jung, Garam Yun Bitgaram, and Shinwook Kim were also players who were part of the Chinese team.

The number of Korean players, who had been around 10 since 2009, was drastically reduced to two in 2018, and this season, there are only three players left, including Son Jun-ho, Kang Sang-woo (Beijing Guoan), and Kim Min-woo (Chengdu Rongcheng).

In this situation, as the Son Jun-ho incident broke out, the possibility of Korean players trying to advance to the Chinese league in the future has increased. The view of the soccer world is that it will be difficult to enter the Chinese league even while enduring the anxiety factor like this time.

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