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Graziano Pelle leaves Southampton to join Shandong Luneng

Graziano Pelle completes his move from Southampton to Chinese side Shandong Luneng for an undisclosed fee.

Graziano Pelle has completed his move from Southampton to Chinese side Shandong Luneng for an undisclosed fee.

The 30-year-old joined the Saints from Feyenoord in the summer of 2014 and went on to make 81 appearances for the club, scoring 30 goals.

The Italy international's goals helped Southampton to back-to-back record-breaking seasons in the Premier League, including a sixth-place finish last term.

However, the striker has now brought an end to his time at St Mary's, becoming the latest player to move to the Chinese Super League in a deal thought to be worth around £13m.

Pelle, who has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Shandong Luneng, follows in the footsteps of former Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse, who also joined the Chinese outfit last week.

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Italy's forward Pelle celebrates after scoring a goal during the Euro 2016 round of 16 football match between Italy and Spain at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on June 27, 2016. Italy won the match 2-0
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