Anthony Ujah has agreed terms with Chinese Super League side Liaoning FC ahead of his move from Werder Bremen, subject to a medical.
Sporting director Frank Baumann announced the news on Tuesday, with a deal expected to be in the region of €13 million, according to Kicker.
The Nigeria international joined the Green-Whites last summer after securing his move from 1. FC Köln following a three year spell in Cologne.
“It was not actually our intention to sell Tony because he was set to play an important role in our plans for next season,” said Baumann.
“He told us a few days ago that he would like to accept the offer from China. In the end, we have come to a satisfactory solution for both parties so that we could agree to his request.”
Ujah said it was a “difficult” decision for him to leave Werder Bremen because he’s “become very fond of the city, the club and the fans,” which is why a transfer didn’t happen in the winter transfer window.
“Now there is a new opportunity, which I can’t reject,” added Ujah. “I’m lucky that I could contribute to the happy ending of last season and wish SVW all the best."
The 25-year-old scored 14 goals in 38 appearances for Bremen, which included five assists in the Bundesliga.
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Viktor Skrypnyk has already brought Rapid Wien’s Florian Kainz to the Weserstadion, signing a long-term contract, whilst the club earlier announced that talented striker Johannes Eggestein had put pen-to-paper on a new contract, which will keep him at the club until 2019.
Bremen will kick-start their league campaign against current champions Bayern Munich on August 26, at the Allianz arena.