Dortmund's Barrios to join Guangzhou Evergrande - report

The striker was a key man in last season's Bundesliga title success but is allegedly ready to move to China after having losing his starting role at the Westfalenstadion
Borussia Dortmund's Lucas Barrios will reportedly join Guangzhou Evergrande at the end of the season.

According to Bild, the Paraguay international has agreed a lucrative four-year contract with the Chinese Super League outfit, after the German champions accepted a bid for the out-of-favour forward believed to be in the region of €12 million.

Barrios played a key role in Dortmund's Bundesliga title success last season but he has seen little game time this season because of the emergence of Robert Lewandowski.

The 27-year-old striker was close to leaving the Westfalenstadion during the January transfer window, but a proposed move to Premier League outfit Fulham collapsed, while the rumoured interest of Ligue 1 side Marseille and La Liga's Malaga failed to develop into something concrete.

The player has been linked with Guangzhou since February, when Chinese sources Football and Sina Sports both reported offers for the striker.

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