It looks as if Wu Lei remains China’s most popular player.
The forward has been the subject of major interest from his home country, since moving to Espanyol in January 2019.
La Liga conducted a survey on the Weibo website of the Chinese social network, asked the user to bote between Wu Lei and Lionel Messi and the Chinese player is ahead.
More data shows that Wu Lei’s first goal for Espanyol generated 14 times the amount of reactions than Messi ‘s goals in China. It remains to be seen whether Wu Lei in the rest of the LaLiga Santander season can have a significant impact on Espanyol.
In the last couple of months, he has been one of the Espanyol players to test positive for coronavirus.