• Constantin Budescu

Constantin Budescu (Photo : Getty Images)

China continues to flex its muscles in the January transfer after bringing in another international player, this time from Romania's Liga I.

Constantin Budescu of FC Astra Giurgiu, a football club in Romania, officially signs with China League One division club Dalian Yifang FC, joining a flurry of international players transferring in the country, according to Emanuel Rosu's Twitter post.

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"Constantin Budescu finally signed for Dalian in the 2nd Chinese league. He's leaving Astra. Big loss," Rosu noted.

Budescu, who also plays for the Romanian national team as attacking midfielder, ended his transfer drama from Astra after getting locked up with Dalian Yifang for the next three years, according to Dolce Sport.

The report also revealed an official document that Astra received offers from Hangzhou Greentown FC for Budescu. Hangzhou, who plays for the Chinese Super League, reportedly offered a two-year €800,000 for the forward, including an apartment and international plane tickets.

The 26-year-old Romanian said he and the Chinese club came to terms on a good deal, although there is no amount disclosed in the reports. Budescu admitted he had been speaking with his teammates everyday about his move to China and prayed continuously to get the deal from Dalian Yifang, formerly known as Dalian Aerbin FC.

Budescu played for Astra since 2011 and had posted 60 goals in 156 matches for the Romanian football club and has a record of two goals for his national team. The Romanian striker joins Zimbabwean Nyasha Mushekwi and Mohamed Bangura, who were both signed by Dalian in January.  

Dalian FC followed the recent signing of Chinese Super League club Liaoning Whowin FC of Socceroo forward James Troisi to a free transfer and Stephane Mbia's Є4 million move to Hebei China Fortune FC, who plays in the Division I League.

Meanwhile, another Chelsea footballer could transfer to China after the club has decided to not extend the contract of long-time captain John Terry, reports Telegraph Football. The 35-year-old Terry spend 18 years with Chelsea FC and now seeks to prolong his career outside of the Premier League.