SHANGHAI, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) — Shanghai Shenhua has denied reports suggesting that Jiangsu midfielder Xie Pengfei would join the Chinese Super League club.
“The report was concocted with details that made it so convincing that I almost believed it,” Shanghai Shenhua press official Ma Yue wrote on his social media on Thursday.
“No matter what the writer’s motive was, this practise is unacceptable,” he said.
The Tianjin Daily reported on Thursday that reigning CSL champions Jiangsu were in financial difficulty, and that Xie would be joining Shenhua. Jiangsu are yet to comment publicly on the matter. Enditem