The Chinese Super League sees its transfer window close on Friday, and new tax regulations seem to have successfully limited the league’s foreign spending.
As reported by Kaveh Solhekol on Twitter, a 100% tax was introduced on foreign signings, to try and limit the number of acquisitions like Hulk and Oscar and promote Chinese players.
Chinese window closes Friday. 100% tax on foreign players has had desired effect so far: no Rooney, no Costa, no Aubameyang, no anyone yet
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 9, 2017
The tax seems to be working. There haven’t been any big name signings from European clubs this summer, and there’s very little in the way of rumours of future moves.
This is good news for Arsenal fans, as a recent Metro article linked centre-back Laurent Koscielny with interest from a Chinese Super League club. With Koscielny now on tour and the window set to close, it seems this is one transfer concern we can put to bed.
The article also linked Koscielny with AC Milan, Manchester City and Marseille, but he’s shown no interest in leaving.