Midfielder leaves Stamford Bridge for Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning
Chelsea midfielder Ramires has officially left Stamford Bridge on a permanent deal to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning.
The Brazilian departs the Blues after five-and-a-half years as one of their top players, in a period where he won everything he possibly could.
The midfielder lifted two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a Capital One Cup, a Champions League and a Europa League.
In total, Ramires made 251 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 34 goals.
Ramires’ Career at Chelsea
The 28-year-old arrived in West London back in 2010 after Chelsea agreed to pay around £17million for him from Portuguese side Benfica, but due to serious competition for places, he has called time to his career in West London.
After falling behind the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic, Ramires decided to accept a move to China after Jiangsu had a formal bid of around £24.2m accepted.
The Chinese outfit will pay £20m up front, with the remaining £4.2m being paid if certain performance-related clauses are activated.
Ramires’ finest Chelsea moment will certainly be his goal against FC Barcelona in the 2012 Champions League semi-final
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10