Jelavic ‘completes’ move to Chinese outfit Beijing Renhe

Nikica Jelavic is poised to complete a move to Chinese second division club Beijing Renhe from West Ham after making just one Premier League appearance for the Hammers.

Despite reports of a £4 million fee, Sports5050 understands that the two clubs have agreed a deal worth £1.5m, with the Croatia international leaving Upton Park just five months after joining from Hull City.

Jelavic is set to earn around £9m in wages in China, and becomes the latest player to depart Europe for Asia.

The likes of Ramires, Jackson Martinez and Alex Teixeira have moved to the Chinese top-flight in recent months, with Jelavic the latest addition.

The 30-year-old’s move ends a four-year stay in England, with Jelavic also playing for Everton and Hull in the Premier League.

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