Last Club: Henan Jianye (2011-12)
Porto signed Hulk from Tokyo Verdy and now his transfer value has inflated to £30-40 million.
Birmingham City acquired Mauro Zárate on loan from Al-Sadd. Several good games later and he was off to Lazio and Inter Milan.
It's one thing for a player to perform well at a lower level of football, it's another for him to dominate to the extent that he could exert 50 percent effort and still be one of the best players on the field.
This is the case with Marcos Flores, who unlocked A-League defences with elegance and pizzazz. He opted to chase the money in the Chinese Super League, but it didn't work out.
Obviously Flores has pedigree because he played for Newell's Old Boys, whose alumni include Jorge Valdano, Américo Gallego, Gabriel Batistuta, Maxi Rodríguez and Lionel Messi.
Flores could be productive in the Eredivisie or the Belgian Pro League.