March 11, Peru Sports University announced that Xiao Taotao officially returned and signed a contract until 2024.
The former naturalized player of the Guangzhou team regained his Peruvian nationality and was registered with his old club.
According to the “Football News” report, Xiao Taotao earned 36 million yuan playing in China in 4 years (contract 4 years, unemployment 1 year).
At the 2018 Chinese Super League summary meeting, the leaders of the Football Association released a signal, which is to determine the introduction of naturalization.
Xiao Taotao chose to come to China. Guangzhou Evergrande gave him a transfer fee of 1 million US dollars and an annual salary of 2 million US dollars (about 12 million yuan). Before Xiao Taotao’s annual salary was only 80,000 yuan.
In 2019, Xiao Taotao’s naturalization process was not completed, so he could only be counted as foreign aid. Because Guangzhou Evergrande’s foreign aid quota exceeded the standard, Xiao Taotao was rented out to Shanghai Shenxin. Xiao Taotao scored 1 goal in 10 appearances that season.
After that, Xiao Taotao was rented out again to Kunshan FC, a Chinese team, and scored 3 goals in 30 appearances in 2 seasons.
Xiao Taotao will leave China in 2022.