Nigerian forward Victor Anichebe has joined Chinese second-tier club Beijing Enterprises Group FC from relegated English club Sunderland on a short term deal.
The 29-year old, who endured an injury ravaged campaign at Sunderland last season, scored just three goals in 19 appearances, which couldn’t help the side escape relegation from the English top-flight.
The former West Bromwich Albion and Everton striker will join the Asian side midway through the Chinese League One season.
At a press conference in China, manager Gao Hongbo announced that the club is delighted to have Anichebe join them.
“We are delighted with the signing of Victor, who played in the Premier League,” Hongbo said.
“It’s a positive development for our whole club.
“Victor hasn’t trained on the pitch since the Premier League season ended, so it may take a while for him to integrate into our team. We have to be patient.”
Beijing Enterprises are currently in the 11th position on League One log with 19 points from 14 games.
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