Diamanti left Bologna last month for the Chinese giants.
âIt was a lifestyle choice,â he told Sky Sport Italia and Radio Deejay. âMy wife is Chinese and I wanted to deepen my knowledge of this culture. Plus Iâm from Prato and there is a huge Chinese community there.
âLippi really wanted me there and I am joining a club that won everything this year. I go with a great deal of enthusiasm.
âClearly I am also going to get paid very well, but what really interested me was a new experience. My priority was to challenge myself all over again in a new environment.â
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