Shanghai Shenhua continued their proactive winter transfer window with another trio of signings, bringing their tally to seven so far.
The team is once again gone for the experience, with all three players aged 30 or older.
The two biggest names arriving in China’s largest city are former Guangzhou Evergrande veterans Zeng Cheng and Feng Xiaoting, who arrived on loan after both being found to be in surplus after many years with the China club. South.
Feng Xiaoting has played a role in all eight Guangzhou Super League titles since joining the club in 2011.
The 34-year-old has made 305 appearances in all competitions for the Guangdong club, also helping lift two AFC Champions Leagues, two CFA Cups and four Chinese Super Cups.
33-year-old goalkeeper Zeng Cheng also brings with him years of experience and success, playing a role in six league title successes, both in the AFC Champions Leagues and in the half the number of CFA Cups and Super Cups as Feng Xiaoting.
He established himself as a regular starter for the Chinese national team during this time, winning 42 caps before the emergence of Yan Junling from Shanghai SIPG.
Shenhua’s third signing comes in the form of 30-year-old defensive midfielder Zhu Baojie, who arrives from Beijing Renhe on a free transfer.
The former Guangzhou R&F and Shanghai Shenxin player, who has 162 Super League appearances in his career, joins a group of overloaded midfielders who have also seen Qin Sheng and Stephane Mbia arrive in this transfer window.