Victor Anichebe has left Sunderland to join Chinese club Beijing Enterprises following their relegation from the Premier League.
Anichebe agrees a one year deal with the Chinese second division after the Black Cats released the former Nigerian striker and is set to be available as soon as he regains his match fitness.
The 29 year old striker scored three goals in 18 Premier League appearances for English club side Sunderland but missed plenty of playing time last season due to a knee injury.
The former Everton forward will now partner Nigerian striker Leke James in attack as Beijing Enterprises aim to gain promotion to the top flight of Chinese Football after narrowly missing out last time out.
Beijing Enterprises manager Gao Hongbo has stated that he is excited to have the forward in his team.
Hongbo said: “We are delighted with the signing of Victor, who played in the Premier League. It’s a positive development for our whole club,” said head coach Gao Hongbo.
“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 with him.”
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