Ezequiel Lavezzi signs for Chinese side Hebei China Fortune….

Ezequiel Lavezzi

Argentina forward Ezequiel Lavezzi is the latest player to join the football revolution in China, turning down a Chelsea move to sign a big-money deal with Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune. The 30-year-old has moved for an undisclosed fee and pens a reported £400,000-a-week contract to make him the highest paid player in football history. Lavezzi was linked with a move to Premier League side Chelsea with his contract at Paris Saint-Germain due to expire in the summer. He turned down an extension with the French champions but favoured a stay in Europe, and was said to be in contact with the Blues and Inter Milan over a possible move. However the lure of a lucrative switch to China proved too hard to resist. The contract will be for two years and will see the Argentina international earn around £22million during his stay in the Far East. Lavezzi is the latest big name to head to China after Chelsea midfielder Ramires joined Jiangsu Suning and Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez moved to Guangzhou Evergrande. He also joins former Arsenal striker Gervinho at Hebei China Fortune, who arrived from Italian side Roma this month.

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