Tim Chow makes debut for Henan Jianye

Tim Chow was part of the Wigan Athletic squad that won the FA Cup he then signed for the Scottish League Cup holders at the time Ross Country in 2016. The player has since gone to take Taiwanese citizenship and won one cap for the country. Then in this unusual career on the 31st March, he made his debut in the Chinese Super League for Henan Jianye.

How did he end up in China?

On the 28th February, the midfielder signed for the CSL side from Serbian team Spartak Subotica. The move I imagine was pushed through as the 25-year-old born in Wigan, England moves to the club not counted as a foreigner but with a wealth of experience of football in Europe.

This is due to the player being a Taiwanese national and with the rule change meaning that clubs can register one non-naturalized player from the Hong Kong Football Association, Macau Football Association or Chinese Taipei Football Association as a native player this paved the way for the transfer.

Then with the player playing the last 19 minutes for his club, it is unclear how regularly he will be used this season. For sure Henan Jianye needs all the help they can get as they sit third bottom of the CSL with no wins from their first three matches. 

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