Former Udinese midfielder Agyemang-Badu completes two year move to Chinese side Qingdao Huanghai

Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has joined Chinese Super League side Qingdao Huanghai on a two-year deal.

The 30-year-old joins the Chinese side as a free agent after leaving Italian side Hellas Verona. Agyeman Badu completed his move to the club on Friday night after passing a mandatory medical.

The combative midfielder managed only 10 appearances for Hellas Verona in the season after his recovery. The FIFA U20 World Cup winner will hope for a fresh start at his new club in the Chinese Super League.

The former Black Stars midfielder has had stints with Italian side Udinese, Hellas Verona, Spanish side Recreativo Huelva.

He has also played for Ghanaian sides Asante Kotoko and Berekum Arsenals. On 11 July 2008, Badu left Berekum Arsenal, signing a one-year loan contract with Asante Kotoko.

Badu had trials in England with Middlesbrough in August 2008 and at Wolverhampton Wanderers three months later.

Badu has represented Ghana at under-20, 23 and senior level. On 22 May 2008, he received his first call-up to the Black Stars.

Badu’s first senior international appearance came on 8 June 2008 against Lesotho and his first goal against Congo in June 2011.

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