He could later be joined in a new-look attack by his fellow
China-based Brazilians Ricardo Goulart, also a striker, and the winger
Fernando, the state media publication said.
“It is understood that Elkeson’s naturalisation procedures are being
processed and it is expected that he will be able to join the qualifiers
that begin in September,” Beijing News said.
“Goulart, Fernando and others are rumoured to be naturalised, but
their procedures are relatively lagging behind and it will be difficult
for them to make the (initial) qualifiers.”
The 71-year-old has long complained that, aside from Espanyol forward Wu Lei, he has few attackers at his disposal.
‘We need good forwards’
Yennaris, a former Arsenal reserve, was given a warm welcome by Chinese
fans when he made his landmark debut in Friday’s 2-0 home friendly win
over the Philippines.
Unlike the trio of Brazilians, he gained citizenship through his mother, who is Chinese.
Elkeson, Goulart (of Guangzhou Evergrande) and Fernando (Chongqing
Lifan) have no Chinese ancestry and would attempt to qualify under FIFA
rules saying they must reside in their adopted country for five years.
None of the three has represented Brazil in a competitive match,
leaving them free to play for China. However, many fans have expressed
deep reservations about having non-Chinese origin players representing
the national team.
In January 2016 he moved to Evergande’s rivals SIPG and he has scored 127 goals in 333 CSL games in total.
Following Tuesday’s low-key 1-0 friendly home win over Tajikistan,
Lippi was coy about the prospect of calling up more foreign-born
“Of course, we hope to have more good players, we need good forwards,” he said.
“Wu Lei and Gao Lin (of Evergrande) are very important forwards, but
if other heavyweight strikers can join, then of course that’s better.”
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