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'Wu Lei should leave Espanyol to save his own career'

'Wu Lei should leave Espanyol to save his own career'

Chinese media want Wu Lei to find a new club when he is not playing regularly in Espanyol's shirt recently.

According to Sina, Wu Lei is no longer a regular player in Espanyol's starting line-up in the new season. In the last match, the 27-year-old striker was only pitched in the last 20 minutes and missed a chance to score.

After joining the Spanish team for 10 months, Wu Lei has undergone 3 coaches. Every change of leadership is a process of regaining trust for Wu Lei and colleagues. This season, Wu Lei is no longer suitable for Pablo Machin's tactical arrangement.

"The current situation of Wu Lei makes the opportunity for him to play in the starting line-up is not high. After the team beat Levante last weekend, coach Machin announced that he needs to buy more strikers", Sina said.

"For Wu Lei, besides being assured of training and playing matches for the national team in the next 2 months, he needs to consider the transfer. A number of Bundesliga teams like Mainz, Cologne and Dusseldorf are interested in signing him".

According to statistics, under former coach David Gallego, Wu Lei played in the starting line-up for 8 matches. However, since coach Machin led him, he almost came on the bench from the bench. In the last 3 matches, the Chinese striker played less than 35 minutes.

This season, Espanyol is at the bottom of the La Liga rankings when there are 8 points after 11 matches played, 3 points higher than the last team at Leganes. Wu Lei will have three matches with the club, before returning to join the Chinese team to attend the 2022 World Cup qualifier.