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Graziano Pelle.

Graziano Pelle scores wonder goal in China

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Ex-Southampton striker Graziano Pelle became the fifth highest earning player in world football this year when he signed for Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng back in July.

The move to China saw Pelle put pen to paper in a deal that would earn Southampton a transfer fee of an estimated £12 million, with a personal salary of around £13.5 million a season included in the contract.

The product of Lecce's youth academy has played for a number of clubs in his career to date, including Parma and Feyenoord, where he scored 23 goals in 28 games before being signed by English side Southampton.

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Pelle's huge salary is proving to be money well spent for his current club Shandong Luneng, a notion backed up by the goal he scored during his sides 1-1 draw with fellow Chinese Super League side Chongqing Lifan.

It might even be a strong contender for goal of the season.

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The Italian hitman latched onto a cross from the left, greeting the ball with a chest that took him away from goal, before flicking the ball over his head onto his favoured right-foot and eventually blasting the volley past the keeper and into the top corner of the net.

As you can see from the video below, it's a pretty special finish.

It was Pelle's fourth strike of the season from 11 appearances so far.

A share of the points meant Shandong Luneng are in 11th place and with just one match left to play, sit just three points above the bottom two.

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