Friday, February 5, 2016
Although the Colombia international was sold for a profit, he scored only three goals for the Argentine's outfit in a spell that will be remembered as one of unfulfilled promise.
The three superstar forwards were all born on February 5, but which of them would you choose to share a slice of cake with?
Alex Teixeira and Jackson Martinez are the latest high-profile Premier League transfer targets to have left Europe for Far Eastern riches. They won't be the last.
The Brazilian, 24 on Friday, would be a perfect successor to the fading Portuguese, who is 31 on the same day, writes Ben Hayward.
Two clubs from the Chinese Super League are said to be interested in the experienced Argentine, who has only five months left to run on his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
The Real Madrid ace snubbed the Barcelona right-back over comments made in the media but the Brazilian has claimed they were misinterpreted.
The former England and current Shanghai SIPG coach is not surprised by the likes of Jackson Martinez, Ramires and Alex Teixeira moving to the Far East.
With Liverpool having failed to meet Shakhtar's valuation of the player, the Brazilian has been sold to the Chinese Super League side.
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Jiangsu Suning, who has already signed Ramires and Alex Teixeira, also tabled a massive offer for the Blues' Brazilian playmaker.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Neymar Snr. reportedly revealed an unnamed club offered €190M ($210M) for his son but insisted Barcelona's rivals Real Madrid were not the club responsible.
Puebla and Cesar Vallejo were held to home draws in the Copa Libertadores by Racing Club and Sao Paulo, respectively.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The German newspaper SportBild claimed the Bayern Munich star drank alcohol during the club's training camp in Qatar - allegations he strongly denies.
After struggling in Spain, the former Atletico Madrid striker believes that his transfer to China is best for all three parties.
Puebla, Toluca and Pumas all could struggle to reach the heights Liga MX side Tigres did in the 2015 Copa Libertadores, writes Jon Arnold.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Jackson Martinez will link up with Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao in a reported 45 million euro deal.
In a separate case to the Spanish proceedings which saw the Barcelona star give testimony on Tuesday, he and his father are accused of fraudulently managing his income.
Boca Juniors is the greatest beneficiary of CONMEBOL's cuts to punishments as a means of celebrating its 100th year in operation.
The Barcelona coach does not expect the attacker's legal problems to have a negative impact on his strong form so far this season.
The Brazil icon does not believe the Barcelona attacker will make the controversial move to the club's Spanish rival despite rumors claiming he is a Blancos target.