Wolfsburg’s Luiz Gustavo has been heavily linked with a transfer to the Chinese Super League. The Brazilian international has not been very happy with his stay in Germany and according to ESPN reports Guangzhou Evergrande is offering the midfielder a way out.
Gustavo, 28, has been with Wolfsburg for the past three years after joining from Bayern Munich, and is contracted for another two seasons.
But Kicker reports that the Brazil international, who was linked with Arsenal two years ago, has a release clause of around €35 million which could make him a transfer target for Chinese clubs.
Recent reports indicate that Super League favorites Guangzhou Evergrande are willing to trigger this clause. The past has shown that money is often no factor to Chinese sides and certainly not to the Guangzhou side backed by China’s second largest real estate developers: Evergrande.
The reports by ESPN also tell that Gustavo’s agent is in China right now negotiating his clients demands. The former European Champions League winner is currently still on a 2-year deal with VFL Wolfsburg, netting him around €4,5M a year.
The Brazil international should have no problems fitting in with China’s current number one. The team is currently being run by none other than former Brazil boss Felipe Scolari. Besides him Gustavo would be sharing a lockerroom with fellow Brazil nationals Alan (Shaktar Donetsk), Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur), and former Asian Champions League winner and top scorer Ricardo Goulart.
Via: FC insider