Two weeks ago, not many football fans really knew anything about Alex Teixeira. One week ago, the 26-year-old was being heralded as the man to finally fill Luis Suarez's boots and fire Liverpool to Champions League football. This week, he's just finalsed a £38.4 million transfer to Jiangsu Suning of the Chinese Super League.

He's become the latest poster boy for China's football revolution but at this rate he won't be a focal point for long – the Chinese Super League transfer record has been broken three times in just 10 days.

Teixeira has followed Ramires and Jackson Martinez in making surprise moves to the Far East this week and rumours are swirling that Oscar could have followed after a £75 million bid was made for his services.

Almost overnight, the Chinese Super League is paying out more in transfer fees than even the Premier League. Here's the story behind football's next superpower.