Sunday, February 12, 2012

Anelka; Shanghai Shenhua, China

Former Chelsea striker, Nicolas Anelka, now is currently a player and assistant manager of Shanghai Shenhua in China. Anelka, muslim soccer player, joined Shanghai Shenhua in January 2012 on a two-year contract after the Chinese club agreed a deal with Chelsea. He become the most high-profile signing in the history of Chinese football.

There are high hopes in China that Anelka has provided an injection will help to bring renewed interest to a league after tainted by bribery and 2006 corruption scandals.

"I am very excited to see him play because he is so famous and previously played for my team, Chelsea. Hopefully, he is the first of many players from around the world to come here because then the league will get better and help China reach the World Cup finals again." said one of supporters.