Jelavic completes move to China

Nikica Jelavic

Nikica Jelavic’s only Premier League goal this season came in a defeat at Newcastle

West Ham striker Nikica Jelavic has joined Chinese second division side Beijing Renhe for about £2m.

The 30-year-old Croatia international has made one Premier League start this season under compatriot Slaven Bilic.

He follows Chelsea’s Ramires, who joined Jiangsu Suning for £25m last month, while striker Jackson Martinez joined Guangzhou Evergrande for £31m.

The Colombian left Atletico Madrid for the Chinese Super League side, breaking the Asian transfer record.

Jelavic signed for West Ham for £3m from Hull in August 2015, but has scored only once in the league despite making 12 appearances from the bench.

He previously played for Everton and Rangers.

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