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Chinese Businessman Jiang Lizhang Buys 60% Stake In Serie B Side Parma

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 23 / 17

Chinese businessman Jiang Lizhang agreed to buy a 60% stake in Serie B side Parma, the club said on Wednesday, according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Parma also announced former Argentine int'l Hernán Crespo, who played for the club between '96 and '00 and returned in '10 to end his career t...

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