Friday, 30 December 2016


China's FA is rumoured to be keen on the
Premier League referee and he's confirmed
he would consider leaving European football
Mark Clattenburg is open to joining the astronomically immense-
mazuma football revolution in China as he
looks to elongate his refereeing vocation.
The 41-year-old was crowned the best
referee in the world at the Globe Soccer
Awards in Dubai on Tuesday having
officiated the FA Cup, Champions League
and Euro 2016 finals during the past 12
As China look to build their reputation in the
sport, most recently recruiting Chelsea's
Oscar and luring Carlos Tevez away from
Boca Juniors in a deal worth a reported
£615,000 a week, Clattenburg is visually examining
his own options.
"China are certainly looking to develop their
football, looking at their signings and their
recruitment," Clattenburg told The
Associated Press.
"If an opportunity came along - I am
contracted to the Premier League - but I
have to look at my long-term strategy of
my career. How long can I last as a referee?
I have been in the Premier League 12 years.
It's been a wonderful 12 years.

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