Football: Suning shatter Chinese Super league record to grab midfielder Teixeira

Jiangsu Suning bought Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira (centre) from Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk.
Jiangsu Suning bought Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira (centre) from Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese side Jiangsu Suning bought Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira from Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk for €50 million (S$78 million) on Friday, the Chinese club said on its verified microblog, the latest Europe-based player to head east.

It was the second time in three days that the Chinese transfer fee record was broken, following Guangzhou Evergrande's announcement on Wednesday they had secured Atletico Madrid's unsettled Colombian striker Jackson Martinez for €42 million.