STILL NO PEACE

Shanghai Shenhua owner Zhu Jun has said that there is still not peace at the club over the boardroom dispute between him and the other shareholders at the club. The billionaire owner Zhu Jun is currently the main reason for the club to be having players like Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba on-board.

Both players are thought to be earning close to £ 250,000 per week, which would have been unimaginable in Europe. Due to the fact that the Chinese league still does not generate a lot of revenue itself, Shanghai Shenhua depends a lot upon the owner Zhu Jun to fund the club.

However, he is not happy with the club do to the fact that the other board members have backtracked on their word that he would be given majority stake in the club after a few years. It has been five seasons of constant development at the club without Zhu Jun getting any majority stake. As a result, he is threatening to pull out of the club, which would threaten the entire existence of the club itself. It would also mean that Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka could be released from their contracts.

“Now, I made a difficult decision to believe you one more time, one last time! And this time I have a deadline: two weeks,” said the owner in a recent interview. “If this issue is not resolved satisfactorily, from October Zhu Jun might take action. If the issue of Drogba’s salary is still not effectively handled, he might again book a ticket home,” said a close source to the club on the national newspaper. Following the arrival of Didier Drogba, the club has been making consistent improvements in the league position. They are currently ninth in the table, which is a major improvement from the 14th position.

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