PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Cedric Bakambu - The Congolese star’s big money move to China explained

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Cedric Bakambu - The Congolese star’s big money move to China explained
Cedric Bakambu

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Jan 29, 2018. 16:00

Bruno Leveel, who works closely with the highly rated striker, has explained why Bakambu wanted the leave the Spanish La Liga for the Chinese Super League.

The DR Congo international established himself as one of the best players in Spain during his days with La Liga outfit Villarreal.

Bakambu has since been sold to Super League side Beijing Guoan, who reportedly paid $50million a sum that could double because of Chinese taxation.
Sports consultant Leveel, who works with Bakambu on image-related contracts, spoke to BBC Sport about Bakambu’s transfer to Asia.

"Cedric wanted to participate in this new adventure and I think he will participate in the evolution of Chinese football," Leveel said.


"It's good to have players like Cedric who are a good age in a championship that wants to grow."

Last season, Guoan finished ninth in the 16-team Super League and they will be hoping to compete for the title in the new campaign following Bakambu’s arrival at the club.

The 26-year-old had scored nine goals in 15 league starts for Villareal this season prior to his release.

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