BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Swiss Super League side Grasshopper Zurich announced on Monday that Chinese left-back Li Lei will join the club in January 2022.
"Playing football in Europe has been a dream since I was a child. It's a very precious opportunity for a player of my age. I want to experience a new environment and see what I can do in Europe," said Li, who currently plays for Chinese Super League (CSL) club Beijing Guoan.
29-year-old Li helped Guoan win the 2018 Chinese FA Cup, and was named in the CSL's Team of the Year in 2019, also making his international debut in March that year.
"We are really happy to see Li join our club. He is a Chinese international and can bring a lot of experience to the team. We hope he can adapt to Swiss football and culture well and help the team in the rest of the season," read a Grasshopper Zurich statement. Enditem