Chinese champions Guangzhou sell top scorer to rivals ‘for the national glory’

• Guangzhou Evergrande allow top scorer Elkeson to join Shanghai SIPG
• Club says the move will bolster rival’s chances in AFC Champions League

The Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande say they allowed their top scorer Elkeson to join rivals Shanghai SIPG in a record deal in order to bolster their Super League rival’s chances of continental success.

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