Graziano Pelle arrived in China on Tuesday after joining Shandong Luneng. The 30-year-old has signed for the club in a £13m deal from Southampton.
Graziano Pelle is already idolised by Shandong Luneng supporters and was given a rapturous reception from the Chinese outfit’s fans upon his arrival to the country on Tuesday.
He was mobbed by a jubilant fanbase as he made his way through the airport in Jinan – the capital of Shandong province in Eastern China.
Pelle’s girlfriend model Viktoria Varga accompanied him on the flight to China as she and her loved one embark on a new adventure.
It is understood Pelle will earn £260,000 per week in China, making him the joint-fifth highest paid player in the world.
A statement on Southampton’s official website read: ‘Everyone at Southampton Football Club would like to thank Graziano for his efforts during his time at St Mary’s and wish him well for the future.
TOP FIVE BEST PAID PLAYERS
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – £346,000 per week
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – £327,000 per week
3. Hulk (Shanghai SIPG) – £327,000 per week
4. Neymar (Barcelona) – £312,000 per week
5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) – £260,000 per week
=5. Graziano Pelle (Shandong Luneng) – £260,000 per week