Shanghai SIPG have invested heavily in Brazil internationals Hulk and Oscar and saw the pair impress in a meeting with Guangzhou Evergrande.
The riches on offer in the Chinese Super League have lured some top talents to Asia from Europe and South America.
Hulk and Oscar are being handsomely rewarded for completing big-money transfers and will be expected to offer a return on the investment made in them.
The duo did combine for an eye-catching goal in their most recent outing, although they were unable to prevent Shanghai from slipping to a 3-2 defeat.
Hulk’s towering header from an Oscar cross did pull them level on the day, but there was to be a late twist in the tale.