Today, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua officially announced the joining of South Korean center Jin Xinyu. According to information from the German "Transfer Market" website, Jin Xinyu's worth has soared to 5.35 million euros (approximately 41 million yuan). This number can be ranked second in the value list of K-League players' foreign transfers. What's more worth mentioning is that the top four on this list are all "made in the Super League."
Previously, South Korean media stated that Shenhua paid a transfer fee of US$6 million in order to take Jin Xinyu away from Jeonbuk. However, according to statistics from the German "Transfer Market" website, Jin Xinyu's transfer to ShenhuaThe membership fee is 5.35 million euros, which means that Jin Xinyu’s transfer fee does not exceed the red line of adjustment fees of the Chinese Football Association. At the same time, Jin Xinyu has also become the second-ranked player in K-League transfer fees. It is worth mentioning that the first place is also from Shenhua. In 2016, Jeonbuk sent Jin Jixi to Shenhua and received a transfer fee of 5.4 million euros, which is 50,000 euros higher than Jin Xinyu's worth.
The players ranked 3rd and 4th in value all happened in the winter window of the 2019 season. Last season’s K-League Golden Boot Marko switched from Gyeongnam FC to Huaxia Fortune. It cost Huaxia 5.3 million Euros, and Guoan from Quan Jin MinWell, it cost 5.25 million euros.
Among the top 10 players in the K-League foreign transfer fees, 6 are transactions with Chinese teams. In 2017, Seoul’s foreign aid Adriano moved to Shijiazhuang Yongchang, ranking 9th with 3.75 million euros. Last season, Jonathan, the former golden boot of the K-League who joined TEDA from Suwon Samsung, had a transfer fee of 3.7 million euros and ranked 10th.