Anthony Modeste has received clearance to play for FC Köln, the 2. Bundesliga club confirmed on Thursday.
A statement read: “1. FC Köln have recieved the eligibilty to play Anthony Modeste on Thursday. The Chinese Football Association granted him clearance to play with approval from Tianjin Tianhai FC. 1. FC Köln and Anthony Modeste have received good news from the football governing body, FIFA ahead of the final training on Thursday. 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.”
This means that Modeste will travel with the club ahead of their clash against SC Paderborn on Friday.