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Anthony Modeste made probably the most of 1. FC Koln‘s ascent within the Bundesliga, however the French striker will not take the pitch at RheinEnergieSTADION.

On Wednesday, Koln introduced that Modeste, who sported the Billy Goats’ package for 2 years, is leaving the membership on a switch to the Chinese language Tremendous League’s Tianjin Quanjian. In response to Bild, the prolific ahead is heading to China on a two-yr mortgage for a charge of €6 million, whereas there’s a binding buy choice of €29 million.

In a press release, Koln bid farewell to Modeste, declaring: “1. FC Koln want to thank Tony for his performances within the FC jersey while wishing him all the most effective for the longer term.”

Modeste, who joined Koln from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in 2015, tallied 25 objectives and two assists whereas showing in all the Billy Goats’ Bundesliga video games final season. Solely Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski discovered the again of the web extra occasions throughout the league. The product of OGC Good was additionally beloved for his erratic celebrations, which included enjoying invisible devices with teammates and utilizing his fingers as glasses.

The summer time switch window closes in China on Friday.