Italy international Diamanti joins China``s Evergrande

Reuters| Last Updated: Feb 08, 2014, 14:12 PM IST

Rome: Italy international forward Alessandro Diamanti has signed a deal to join Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande of China, bringing an end to his three-year stint at Serie A club Bologna.

The three-year contract with the 30-year-old is worth 6.9 million euros, the Chinese champions, coached by Italy`s World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi, said in a statement.

Diamanti, capped 17 times by Italy, will join Evergrande in Spain, where the club is undergoing pre-season training, once he completes his medical.

Guangzhou became the first Chinese side to win Asia`s premier club tournament last season when they edged FC Seoul on away goals. They also won the domestic Chinese Super League for a third straight season.