Chelsea FC: Ramires joins Chinese outfit Jiangsu Suning in staggering GBP 25m move
In total he made 251 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 34 goals.
New Delhi: Chelsea FC's Brazilian midfielder Ramires has joined Chinese outfir Jiangsu Suning in a deal reported to be worth about GBP 25m.
The 28-year-old Brazil midfielder who had agreed a new four-year deal in October, was limited to the bench and only started seven Premier League games this season.
Chelsea confirmed the news in their official site.
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Chinese Super League is becoming a familiar destination for players in the twilight of their careers along with USA and Turkey. Ramires' move comes as a good deal for the London club given the money they received.
Jiangsu finished ninth in China's top tier in 2015.
Ramires has had a trophy-laden career at Chelsea and helped the Blues win the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League and Europa League.
In total he made 251 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 34 goals, after joining from Benfica for about GBP17m in 2010.