Matthew Upson Set To Leave Stoke And Follow Nicolas Anelka To Chinese Super League

Alan Duffy

7th, February 2012


By Alan Duffy

In the past 12 months or so, the global nature of football has become all the more apparent, as the UAE, India and China have suddenly become legitimate destinations for some of the game’s bigger (and mostly older) stars.

With Europe hit badly by the economic downturn, the money has moved east, and, not surprisingly, footballers are starting to follow the cash. England man Matthew Upson is the latest Premier League player to have his head turned east, with Chinese Super League side Shanghai

You have already read 10 premium articles for free today
Access immediately the premium content with Multipass

Or come back tomorrow

Posted in Stoke City, Transfers & Rumours

Share this article: Email


  1. Del says:

    One of only 3 guys that scored for us at the world cup. Surely there are other clubs in the championship that would sign him? Though not quite on the same wages…

    It’s sad days when you see headlines like these and are harshly reminded football is becoming more and more about money.


  2. :) says:

    why am i not surprised..

Leave a Reply