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Twitter Reacts as Ezequiel Lavezzi Seals Lucrative Move to Hebei China Fortune

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 27: Ezequiel Lavezzi of PSG looks on during the French League Cup (Coupe de la Ligue) match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Toulouse FC (TFC) on January 27, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
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Tom WebbUK Staff WriterDecember 14, 2016

Ezequiel Lavezzi became the latest star to swap Europe for China on Wednesday, when he sealed a move from Paris Saint-Germain to Hebei China Fortune of the Chinese Super League, per ESPN FC:

Confirmed: Ezequiel Lavezzi signs for Hebei China Fortune—leaves #PSG for the Chinese Super League 💰 pic.twitter.com/ogJBUzwdvr

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 17, 2016

Ezequiel Lavezzi will be getting paid £400k a week to play in China...https://t.co/ZH5xsiotUU

— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) February 17, 2016

BREAKING: Lavezzi moves from PSG to Chinese League One side Hebei... https://t.co/NPZi1rAgXf

— Coral (@Coral) February 11, 2016

We, for one, welcome all of the players in the world going to China. pic.twitter.com/0Lu0fUJIJa

— Mundial Magazine (@MundialMag) February 17, 2016

Hebei China Fortune sign Lavezzi for £23.5m. One of these Chinese sides will win the Champions League soon enough. pic.twitter.com/4IaNz6QYGv

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 17, 2016

The French champions will receive a fee of around €4 million, according to Goal's Robin Bairner, for a player who struggled to hold down a regular place in the side:

68% - Ezequiel Lavezzi only started 68% of his competitive games for Paris (109 out of 161). 再见.

— OptaJean (@OptaJean) February 17, 2016

Ezequiel Lavezzi registered just 6 assists in 107 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG. https://t.co/95LdVGYMWF

— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 17, 2016

Ezequiel Lavezzi: Has completed just 1 successful dribble in his 16 Ligue 1 apps this season

— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) February 12, 2016

But all the talk centred around the huge wages the Argentinian would receive in China:

Lavezzi basic deal at Hebei China Fortune is massive..And am told he gets extra €300,000 if they win league @br_uk pic.twitter.com/CBvnINTfen

— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) February 17, 2016

Ezequiel Lavezzi signs for Hebei China Fortune for £400,000 a week - making him the highest paid player of all time pic.twitter.com/4vkLNHV7Ny

— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) February 17, 2016

Ezequiel Lavezzi has signed for Hebei China Fortune and will earn £400k a week.. pic.twitter.com/k5bsSmqpW6

— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) February 17, 2016

I love Ezequiel Lavezzi, but Hebei China Fortune are paying him €14m *net* annual salary. Equivalent to £400k/week before tax here.

— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) February 17, 2016

Would guess this is Lavezzi giving up on Europe, save a loan move should he fail to settle. Will earn enough to justify Arg return in 2018

— Ed Malyon (@eaamalyon) February 17, 2016

The 2016 Chinese Super League season kicks off on March 4, as the newly promoted Hebei China Fortune look to make an impact in the country's top tier.

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