The big problem with Chinese Super League's big transfer market spending

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In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a soccer revolution happening in China right now.

A few years ago, the Chinese Super League registered a blip on the global radar when Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka went to Shanghai Shenhua. Now, the league's investment in foreign soccer talent has been elevated to a whole new level as President Xi aims to create a domestic sport economy worth $850 billion by the year 2025, according to International Business Times.

As megastar players from Europe and South America rapidly flood the Chinese Super League, many are expecting to see the emergence of a new super power in the global game. But expeditious growth has been problematic for other sporting leagues – such as the original North American Soccer League – and China has a very recent widespread problem with soccer corruption.

Perhaps, therefore, failure could be in the cards for this extremely ambitious project.