£26 million, 10 games, ZERO goals: Is Ezequiel Lavezzi the worst CSL signing ever?

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The Argentine moved to China with great expectations, but injury has held him back in a disappointing first 12 months in the Superleague

Both on the field and off it, Ezequiel Lavezzi has carved out a reputation for being somewhat of a joker. 

Hebei China Fortune, however, will probably not be laughing once they take stock of the numbers as the Argentine celebrates a year in the Chinese Super League. 

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Lavezzi was one of the biggest names to move to Asia during 2016, leaving Paris Saint-Germain for Quinhuangdao for a fee reportedly worth £5 million. 

And all in all, it is fair to say that Hebei have not exactly received great value for their money. 

The 31-year-old made his debut for the club on March 3 last year, but hurt his shoulder last summer in a freak Copa America accident that curtailed his playing time. 

In all the Argentine played just 10 times for Hebei in 2016, failing to find the net even once. 

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If we take into account his estimated £21m a year wage packet, Lavezzi cost Hebei a whopping £26m during his first year. 

That rounds out to £2.6m for every game he played - no wonder he's always smiling!

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