1. FC Köln and Anthony Modeste have received good news from the football governing body, FIFA ahead of the final training on Thursday.
“The Chinese FA, with the approval from his former club, Tianjin Tianhai, have granted Tony the right to play. This goes along with the eligibility for Tony to play. This development makes us very happy,” said FC managing director, Alexander Wehrle.
“Tony is finally able to play football again. That’s the most important thing. Obviously we’re happy about the fact that we won’t just be able to see his qualities in training in the future, but that he is available to play for us,” said FC managing director, Armin Veh.
Anthony Modeste will be in the squad for the away game to SC Paderborn 07 and travels on Thursday with the team to Ostwestfalen.
The question over the eligibility to play does not depend on the proceedings between Anthony Modeste and his former team, of which 1. FC Köln are not part of.