Sunday, 8th July, 2012
Barcelona have confirmed that midfielder Seydou Keita is leaving the club.
The future of the Mali man at the Camp Nou has been shrouded in mystery in recent weeks, with multiple sources placing the 32-year-old close to a switch to China.
Keita has been offered big money by Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Aerbin – and it looks to have proven too good to resist.
Indeed, the Blue Hawks, who only gained promotion to the Chinese top flight last season, are believed to have offered Keita €10M per year to move to the club.
Keita has enjoyed a hugely successful spell at the Camp Nou since landing at the Catalan giants from Sevilla in 2008.
The midfielder has won three La Liga titles, two Champions Leagues, two Copa del Reys, two FIFA Club World Cups, three Spanish Super Cups and two European Super Cups.
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