Adrian Ramos has completed his loan move from Borussia Dortmund to Granada ahead of joining Chinese Super League club Chongqing Lifan in the summer.
The 31-year-old has struggled to find a place in BVB’s first team this season, making only 11 appearances, mostly as a substitute. As a result, he has constantly been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga club.
The Colombian will now play for strugglers Granada in the La Liga. At the end of the season, he will move to Chongqing Lifan for a reported transfer fee of €12 million. Both the clubs are owned by the Lifan Group, which facilitated the loan agreement.
This situation is similar to Frank Lampard’s when he moved to New York City FC in the MSL. He was loaned to Manchester City for half a season, before the actual MSL season began.
“Adrian Ramos was presented with a lucrative offer from China last year,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said in a club statement.
“When he came to us once again during the winter to express his desire to leave the club and move to China, we decided to grant his wish. Moreover, it is a very valuable offer for a player who turned 31 last Sunday.”
Granada are currently in the relegation zone, and the striker will look to help them climb out of it. Ramos joined Dortmund from Hertha Berlin in 2014, scoring 13 goals in 52 Bundesliga appearances during his time at the club.