On the evening of January 26, news came on the Internet that the nearly 23-year-old international footballer Guo Tianyu, the striker of Shandong Taishan team, confirmed to go to Europe to study abroad. According to a reporter from Beijing Youth Daily, Guo Tianyu is about to play for the Portuguese Super League club FC VIZELA. Guo Tianyu will also become the third active international player to play for a European club after Wu Lei and Li Lei.
In the face of the cold reality of the lack of outstanding local football talents, the Chinese Football Association has officially launched the work of local young players (including female players) to study abroad in the past two years. The specific work entered the stage of substantive promotion in the middle of last year. In early June last year, the Chinese Football Association organized a special working meeting on assisting local players to study abroad. At that time, the local male players who were on the shortlist for studying abroad were Zhang Yuning, Duan Liuyu and Guo Tianyu. However, as the national football team joined the Qatar World Preliminaries and entered the top 12, the matter was not discussed for a while.
However, on the eve of the second encounter between the Chinese team and the Japanese team in the top 12 match, news of Guo Tianyu Liuyang suddenly spread on the Internet. For this reason, some people speculate that Guo Tianyu’s absence from the national football preparations and the 7th and 8th rounds of the top 12 matches is precisely because of the implementation of the overseas study. But this is not the case. Guo Tianyu was absent from the national football team’s preparations and games for this season due to family reasons. It is understood that the matter of his overseas study has entered the substantive operation stage as early as the end of the Chinese Super League last season. Guo Tianyu Liuyang’s goal is the Portuguese Super League club Vizera.
At present, there are 19 rounds of the Portuguese Super League in the 2021-2022 season, and the Vizera team temporarily ranks 12th in the standings with 4 wins, 7 draws and 8 losses. The club that was promoted to the Portuguese Super League last season has a Chinese background. Therefore, Guo Tianyu’s ability to join this club may be related to this background.
Known information shows that in 2017, the Chinese sports management and marketing company Shengli Family announced the official acquisition of the Vizera Club, which was still competing in the Portuguese League at the time. Before Guo Tianyu, three young Chinese players born in 2001, Liu Junxian, Wang Haonan and Pei Keyu, also officially joined the club.
Text/Beijing Youth Daily reporter Xiao XunReturn to Sohu, see more
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