FRENCH midfielder Eddy Gnahore is set to join Chinese Super League club FC Wuhan Zall – where the deadly Coronavirus started.
The pandemic has gone global since originating in the Chinese city, with several Brits having contracted the disease.
Over 2,000 people have been killed by Coronavirus and the city of Wuhan is still in lockdown.
However, that does not seem to have deterred the 26-year-old who is due to finalise his move within the next 24 hours.
Gnahore has reached an agreement with Wuhan Zall and is set to quit the Ligue 1 club Amiens.
That follows on the back of Daniel Carrico deciding to leave Sevilla in Spain to sign for the same team.
The new Chinese Super League [CSL] season was due to get underway this month, but all matches have been postponed amid fears over the fast-spreading disease.
The outbreak occurred during the CSL’s off-season, with Carrico’s new team-mate Leo Baptistao having been unable to return to China following a holiday in his native Brazil.
The 31-year-old and Gnahore will not be immediately setting off to the Far East.
They won’t travel to China until the epidemic has passed, with all domestic games postponed in the meantime.
Carrico has made 167 appearances for Sevilla since leaving the Royals, including 12 this season.
As well as the obvious health risks and tragic deaths, coronavirus has played havoc with the Chinese sporting calendar.
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Their women’s national football team were forced to train in hotel corridors as they were quarantined in Australia ahead of their rearranged Olympic qualifiers earlier this month.
And their star player Wang Shuang couldn’t even travel, having been unable to leave her home city Wuhan amid the lockdown.
And as well as all domestic fixtures being postponed, the sides involved in the Asian Champions League group stages are having to play their three away fixtures first.
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