The 27-year-old forward is a legend in his country and reigning player of the year in China. It may well have been the most significant January transfer that you might not know about, and passing by his introduction alone, Wu Lei signing for Espanyol may be one of the greatest signings of the entire season.
It is clear that the reigning golden boot winner and player of the year in the Chinese Super League appears to be under no illusions that the step up to La Liga is significant.
Wu Lei made an under-the-radar €2m move to La Liga planning to wind up as a splendor for Chinese football. In light of the 40m fans that checked out Wu Lei’s 12-minute appearance toward the finish of Espanyol’s 2-2 draw at Villarreal, the player might have started very well.
La Liga themselves have forcefully set their target on China as one of their key development markets and will keep on doing as such as the contest develops. Wu Lei’s landing in north-eastern Spain will quicken that, and keeping in mind that his brief substitute appearance figured out how to get 40m fans. As per information distributed by the club, the 350m reach of his introduction as an Espanyol player may be a more revealing number of how much enthusiasm there could be if Wu Lei begins playing consistently and even start scoring.