€40m Bakambu set for China

Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu is set to move to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan in a €40m deal, according to reports.

The Congolese striker has been in top form this season, netting 14 goals across all competitions for the Yellow Submarine, but now looks set to depart.

A report in El Periodico Medittteraneo outlines how the Chinese club – who saw a deal for Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez fall through last month – have prioritised the 26-year-old.

Bakambu has netted for 46 goals for the club since joining from Bursaspor in 2015 and will leave to China as his former strike partner Alexandre Pato did last January, but now his release clause at Estadio de la Ceramica has been activated.

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