Ezequiel Lavezzi becomes latest Chinese Super League coup

PSG forward will join up with Gervinho after signing for Hebei China Fortune

Ezequiel Lavezzi has joined Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune. Photograph: Getty

Ezequiel Lavezzi has joined Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune. Photograph: Getty

 

Paris St Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi has signed for Hebei China Fortune from the French champions, the Chinese Super League club said on Wednesday.

Lavezzi has scored 22 goals in 107 Ligue 1 games since joining PSG in 2012, but has mainly been used as a substitute this season, with three goals in 24 matches in all competitions.

The 30-year-old Argentina international, whose PSG contract ran to the end of the season, is the latest high-profile player to make the switch from Europe to China.

Lavezzi, who moved to PSG from Napoli for 30 million euros , will join up with former AS Roma forward Gervinho, who signed for the Chinese team last month.

Chinese clubs have been on a spending spree in the transfer window, which runs until February 26th, making a host of big-name signings including Brazilian midfielders Alex Teixeira and Ramires and Atletico Madrid’s Colombia striker Jackson Martinez.

Hebei did not disclose any financial details of the Lavezzi deal which was announced on their Weibo account.

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