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Alavés sign Chinese teenage striker Yiming Yan

The 19-year-old, who spent a season with Atlético de Madrid's youth team, will play for the blanquiazules B team but will train with the first team squad.

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El chino Yiming Yan.

Alavés' project for the new season is taking shape under new coach, Luis Zubeldía. The club has started bring in reinforcements for the first team and reserves - the latter are aiming to gain promotion to the Segunda Division B and face Ontinyent in the Play-Offs on Sunday. The club announced today that they have signed teenage striker Yiming Yan - "a young centre-forward who has experience in the Spanish game".

Yiming Yan, a youth international for China

Yiming, who was born in Beijing on 4 February 1998, spent the 2013-14 season in Atlético de Madrid's youth academy. The forward, who can play as an out-and-out striker or as a winger, has represented China at Under-19 level and hopes to make the squad list for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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