MADRID (AP) Colombia striker Adrian Ramos has been loaned by Borussia Dortmund to struggling Spanish club Granada to June.
Financial details were not revealed on Thursday, although Dortmund has also reached a transfer agreement for Ramos with Chinese club Chongqing Dangdai Lifan that will be formalized at season’s end, the German club said.
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“Adrian Ramos was presented with a lucrative offer from China last year. 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,” sporting director Michael Zorc explained in a statement. “Moreover, it is a very valuable offer for a player who turned 31 years last Sunday.”
Ramos, who totaled 13 goals in 52 league games in 2 1/2 seasons with Dortmund, leaves a club ranked fourth in the Bundesliga and also competing in the Champions League.
He joins the next-to-last-place team in La Liga. Granada is under the same ownership as Chongqing Dangdai Lifan.
“It’s a shaky situation, but I’m bringing a positive mindset in order to push forward. Everything is possible in football. We need to have faith and be confident”, Ramos said in Granada.
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Ramos also played previously for Hertha Berlin for five seasons, notching 16 goals in 60 league appearances.
Granada, which lost its 11th game in 19 rounds against Espanyol on Saturday, is hoping to make a push out of the relegation zone in the second half of the season.
Ramos, capped 37 times by Colombia, is the club’s third winter market signing after Greek midfielder Panagiotas Kone and Iceland defender Sverrir Ingi Ingasson.