26.01.2017 13:26 h

Dortmund's Ramos joins Granada ahead of China move

Borussia Dortmund striker Adrian Ramos will join relegation threatened Spanish side Granada before sealing a lucrative move to Chinese club Chongqing Dangdai Lifan, both European clubs confirmed on Thursday.

"Borussia Dortmund have loaned striker Adrian Ramos (31) to Spanish first division club Granada FC until the end of the season," Dortmund said in a statement.

"At the start of the 2017/18 season, the Columbian will then be transferred to Chinese club Chongqing Dangdai Lifan FC."

Granada and Chongqing Dangdai are both owned by Chinese businessman John Jiang.

"Adrian Ramos was presented with a lucrative offer from China last year," said Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

"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.

"Moreover, it is a very valuable offer for a player who turned 31 years last Sunday."

According to German magazine Kicker, Chongqing will pay 12 million euros ($12.8m) for the Colombian international.

Granada are mired in relegation trouble as they sit eight points off safety in 19th in La Liga with just one win from 19 games this season.

Ramos scored 21 goals in 97 appearances for Dortmund since joining from Hertha Berlin in 2014.