Chelsea do it again as Ramires moves to China

Date published: Wednesday 27th January 2016 2:21

Ramires: Has joined Jiangsu Suning from Chelsea

Ramires: Has joined Jiangsu Suning from Chelsea

Chelsea have sold Ramires to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning for £25million, £7million more than they paid to sign the midfielder in 2010.

Ramires made 251 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 37 goals, after joining from Benfica, but his last start in the Premier League was back on December 14 against Leicester City, with Guus Hiddink preferring Jon Obi Mikel in midfield.

Despite that, Chelsea have managed to make a tidy profit on the 28-year-old having only tied him down to a new four-year contract in October.

The Blues have proved adept at making money in the transfer market in recent years, selling David Luiz, Romelu Lukaku, Andre Schurrle, Ryan Bertrand and Petr Cech for big money despite none of them being first-team regulars.

Ramires, who scored in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final in Barcelona in 2012, will link up with former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu in China.

Petrescu, who played over 200 times for the Stamford Bridge club, is the manager of Jiangsu Suning and last year guided them to victory in the Chinese FA Cup.

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