Lavezzi leaves PSG for £400,000-a-week at Heibei China Fortune

Argentina forward Ezequiel Lavezzi has become the latest player to make a big-money move to the Chinese Super League after leavingParis St Germain for Heibei China Fortune.

The 30-year-old, who had previously been linked with Chelsea, will join up with former Premier League stars Gervinho and Gael Kakuta at his new club.

Lavezzi had started just eight games for PSG this season after falling out of favour with Laurent Blanc.

The news had originally been reported last week, but the switch was finalised and contracts signed on Wednesday.

Lavezzi has scored 22 goals in 107 Ligue 1 games since joining PSG in 2012, but has mainly been used as a substitute this season, with three goals in 24 matches in all competitions.

The Argentina international, whose PSG contract ran to the end of the season, is the latest high-profile player to make the switch from Europe to China.

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Lavezzi, who moved to PSG from Napoli for 30 million euros, will join up with former AS Roma forward Gervinho, who signed for the Chinese team last month.

Chinese clubs have been on a spending spree in the transfer window, which runs until February 26, making a host of big-name signings including Brazilian midfielders Alex Teixeira and Ramires and Atletico Madrid’s Colombia striker Jackson Martinez.

Hebei did not disclose any financial details of the Lavezzi deal which was announced on their Weibo account.

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