Chinese teenager Wang handed Inter trial
BEIJING, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Shanghai United's promising 17-year-old goalkeeper Wang Dalei left China on Tuesday for a week's trial at Italian club Inter Milan, the Shanghai Daily reported.
The teenager, who got his first call-up to China's national squad last week, will be accompanied by 19-year-old Shenzhen Kingsway striker Zhang Wenzhao.
Chinese Super League club United said in a statement they fully supported Wang's attempts to break into Serie A.
'We are currently open to any option in terms of Wang's future ... either a loan deal or a transfer would be acceptable for us and we would go for nothing more than a reasonable price,' it read.
'If Wang could land himself a contract with Inter, it would be a blessing not only for himself but also for Chinese soccer as a whole. The more Chinese players hone their skills overseas the faster China's soccer will advance.'
Former international midfielder Ma Mingyu was the first Chinese to move to Serie A when he went on loan to Perugia in 2000 but he failed to start a game in eight months at the club.