Odion Ighalo – $25 million

Signed from English Premier League team Watford in January, the Nigerian striker will be leading Changchun's line.

Ighalo has experience in Italian and English football

Szabolcs Huszti – undisclosed

Returns for a second spell with the club. The experienced Hungarian midfielder impressed the first time around with his leadership and goals from the middle of the park.

Bruno Meneghel – undisclosed

The well-travelled Brazilian has scored goals in China and Japan in the past and will expect to keep doing so.

Marinho – $1 million

Can play in the middle, on the wing or even up front, adding versatility to his first team outside his native Brazil.

Meneghel can be relied upon to find the back of the net

Anzur Ismailov – $500,000

The Uzbek centre-back has been a powerful presence in the middle of Changchun's defence for five years.


James Holland – undisclosed

The Australian defensive midfielder almost saw his move to China fall through, but he has been drafted in to provide some intelligence and energy for the team.

Assani Lukimya – $2.5 million

Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo but holding a German passport, the centre-back brings power and plenty of Bundesliga experience to the backline.

The well travelled Holland will be keen to impress

Anthony Ujah – $15 million

The Nigerian has scored goals in Germany and arrived in China midway through the 2016 season for a big fee. Has yet to show what he can do.

James Chamanga – $200,000

The Zambian striker has been with the club since 2013 and has scored consistently ever since.

Robbie Kruse – $750,000

The former Bayer Leverkusen man will be expected to create a few goals for others while getting on the scoresheet himself.

Chamanga is one of the longer serving foreigners. Photo: Zambian Football


Fernandinho – $500,000

The tricky left-winger impressed on loan at the club in 2015 and the Brazilian made the move permanent the following year.

Alan Kardec – $2.5 million

The one-time Brazilian under-20 international scored more than a goal every other game after arriving last season.

Goran Milovic – $1 million

The Croatian centre-back is looking forward to a second season in the Chinese Super League.

Milovic captained Hajduk Split before making the move

Jung Woo-young – $1 million

A hard-working defensive midfielder, the South Korean midfielder had a solid first campaign for Chongqing.


Nikica Jelavic – $1 million

The former Everton and West Ham striker impressed in the second tier last season with Beijing Renhe, causing Guizhou to move for the experienced Croatian.

Ali Ghazal – $3 million

An interesting signing, the Egyptian defensive midfielder arrives from Portugal's top tier and can also play in defence.

Croatian international Jelavic is a very experienced front man

Michael Olunga – $500,000

The Kenyan international striker was linked with Galatasaray before leaving Sweden for China. He has scored goals wherever he has gone.

Tjaronn Chery – undisclosed

The talented Dutch attacking midfielder was tempted east from England’s QPR to add creativity to Guizhou's 11.

Ryan McGowan – free

The Australian defender joined his third Chinese club in January and such experience will be crucial as he tries to help the new boys stay up.

* Fees stated are unofficial, figures are in US dollars