Riordan leaves Hibs for China

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Updated: July 9, 2011

Hibernian’s Derek Riordan yesterday sealed a move to China after signing a two contract with Shaanxi Chanba, who currently sit mid-table in China’s Super League.

It is reported that the deal will quadruple what Riordan had been earning at Hibs, whom he left this summer following the expiry of his contract.

Riordan, who has spoken of his wish to break away from the Scottish Premier League, travelled to Xi’an where his new club are based, this week.

Riordan is expected to make his debut as early as this weekend with an away fixture against Lianoing Hongyu on Sunday.

Riordan, who was unveiled at a press conference in Xi’an on Wednesday night, has travelled to Shenyang to join up with his team-mates and Serbian head coach Milorad Kosanovic.

It is more likely, however, that he will feature in his side’s match against Shenzhen Ruby next Thursday night.

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