If Wayne Rooney is heading to China then where is his most likely destination? As it stands, there are potentially only three clubs with the necessary financial clout and space in their squad to pull off such a deal.
The Chinese Football Association recently introduced a rule which only allows three foreigners in a club’s match-day squad. Teams can have a maximum of five foreign players in their overall squad, which includes one drawn from another Asian country.
Given this, Beijing Guoan, Jiangsu Suning and Tianjin Quanjian are the most likely suitors for Rooney unless other potential employers transfer or loan out one of their existing foreign stars.