Chinese Super League teams rounding out import signings

The international transfer window has closed, and Chinese Super League teams are finally confirming who had joined them for the 2022 season.

While there have been confirmations throughout the prolonged off-season, including Wuhan Three Towns' triple announcements, some clubs have been tight-lipped on which new import players have agreed on deals.

Beijing Guoan made a flurry of announcements earlier this week, which saw them reveal four new import players for 2022 - marking a dramatic change in personnel in Xie Feng's first campaign in charge.

Bosnian defender Samir Memišević, South Korean defender Kang Sang-woo, Nigerian striker Samuel Adegbenro and Croatian forward Marko Dabro were all announced this week as the new era of the club gets underway following the departure of Slaven Bilić.

Tianjin Jinmen Tiger, who looked on the verge of collapse just one year ago, look to be gearing up for a stronger campaign in 2022 with four new import players.

Slovenian international Robert Berić arrives after a stint in the USA with Chicago Fire, joining potential strike partner Dejan Radonjić from Qingdao FC, Spanish defender David Andújar, who joins from FC Cartagena, along with Brazilian winger Farley Rosa from Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Zhejiang Professional, returning to the Chinese Super League for the first time since 2016, have also brought in a couple of new faces with Brazilian centre back Lucas Possignolo and Cameroonian striker Donovan Ewolo set to work alongside existing import players Matheus, Nyasha Mushekwi and Franko Andrijašević - with all three helping guide the team to promotion in 2021.

Another player familiar with Zhejiang is South African striker Dino Ndlovu, who has reportedly returned to China after a stint in Turkey to join last season's surprise outfit Changchun Yatai - linking up with the strong import group the team has retained from last year's fourth-place finish.

The 2022 Chinese Super League season is unlikely to start before the middle of May due to the ongoing COVID-19 related lockdowns in effect across different cities, but teams are prepared for the campaign to begin and the competition is shaping up to be a good one with multiple teams strengthening - while the diminished quality of Guangzhou FC's squad should allow for a more exciting title race.

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