Chelsea's Ramires joins Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning
Chelsea midfielder Ramires has completed his transfer to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning for a fee of around 25 million pounds ($35.5 million). Ramires, who joined Chelsea for 18 million pounds ($ 25.6 million) in 2010, just signed a new four-year deal in October, reports Xinhua.
The 28-year-old Brazil international became the most expensive player in Chinese football history after completing the move.
Ramires has failed to break into the Chelsea first team on a consistent basis ever since Jose Mourinho took over in 2013. The Brazilian was behind Spaniard Cesc Fabregas and Serbian Nemanja Matic. Ramires was often used out wide which isn't his best position.
He will be coached by former Chelsea midfielder
Ramires played 242 matches for Chelsea and scored 37 goals. But he has only started seven Premier League games in a campaign in which the defending English champions have struggled.
He would be coached by former Chelsea midfielder Dan Petrescu of Romania, who has been in charge of Jiangsu since last July. He also played 52 games for Brazil after making his international debut in 2009.