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French striker seals Chinese move

13th July 2017, 18:31 by Warren Ashurst

Anthony Modeste has completed his move from Cologne to Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Quanjian.

The French striker was being tracked by a host of European clubs, having scored 25 goals in the Bundesliga last term, but the 29-year-old has decided instead on a move to the Far East.

It has been a relatively quiet Chinese transfer window to date, with Modeste becoming the first big-name European signing so far. He will team up with former AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato and Belgium's Axel Witsel at Tianjin, who are managed by World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro.

In a statement, Cologne confirmed: "Striker Anthony Modeste departs 1. FC Koln. The 29-year-old will continue his career in the Chinese Super League with Tianjin Quanjian. All relevant parties have reached an agreement."

Meanwhile, fellow Chinese Super League team Jiangsu Suning have signed Cameroon international striker Benjemin Moukandjo, on a two-year contract from French side Lorient.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Warren Ashurst is senior member of the team and has been working as a journalist for over 20 years. A massive football fan, he also has a depth of knowledge on golf, tennis, cricket and rugby.

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