Official: Colombia international Giovanni Moreno joins Shanghai Shenhua

The Chinese big spenders completed a big week in the transfer market after signing Didier Drogba, with confirmation of a two-year contract for Colombian attacking midfielder
Chinese big spenders Shanghai Shenhua have officially announced the signing of 25-year-old Colombia international Giovanni Moreno from Racing Club.

Shenhua confirmed the deal on Saturday evening, with Moreno penning a two-year deal with the option for a further two seasons.

"There are opportunities that come about and you have to take them to see what happens," Moreno told TyC Sports before leaving Buenos Aires for China on Friday. "China is not a market that pleases many people but there's something about the players this team has that motivates me."

The Colombian attacking midfielder passed a medical in Shanghai on Saturday, before inking the contract reportedly worth €7.15 million.

Earlier this week, Shenhua signed Champions League winner Didier Drogba on a lucrative deal, joining former Chelsea team-mate Nicolas Anelka at the club.

Moreno has made 15 appearances for his country, scoring three times

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