Wu Lei moved to Espanyol in January 2019 since then he has been the subject of major interest from his home country.
People voted the Chinese player in large numbers when asked to choose between Wu Lei and Lionel Messi in a survey conducted by LaLiga on the Weibo website of the Chinese social network.
More data shows that Wu Lei’s first goal for Espanyol produced 14 times the amount of responses than Messi ‘s goals in China. It continues to be seen whether Wu Lei in the rest of the LaLiga Santander season can have a meaningful impact on Espanyol.
For coronavirus, he has been one of the Espanyol players to test positive in the last couple of months.