Chinese striker Zhang Yuning sets to join Werder Bremen on loan

Chinese striker Zhang Yuning is set to join Bundesliga side Werder Bremen on a two-year loan deal from West Bromwich Albion.

The English Premier League club confirmed that they have completed the signing of Zhang Yuning on their official website.

The Chinese striker signed a three-year contract with West Bromwich Albion, and the club agreed on a two-year loan deal for Zhang with Werder Bremen.

Zhang Yuning, who started his career at Guangzhou Greentown in China, signed a two-year deal at Vitesse in the summer of 2015, after several trials in the club before.

The 20-year-old made his debut for the club on 13 February 2016 in a 3–0 win against SC Heerenveen. With that performance, he became the third Chinese to play in the Eredivisie after Yu Hai (Vitesse, 2006-2008) and Sun Xiang (PSV, 2006-2007).

He scored his first goal for the club on 6 March 2016 in a 2–1 win against Roda JC, which sets a milestone for Yuning by becoming the first Chinese player to score in the Eredivisie.

However, the Chinese talent has struggled for game time at Vitesse and was sent to the reserved team of Vitesse in 2016.