Jelavic completes move to China


jelavic (1)Nikica Jelavic has completed his move to Beijing Renhe it has been confirmed by West Ham Chairman David Gold today.

Gold tweeted “Nikica Jelavic has completed his move to Chinese second division team Beijing Renhe. Good luck. Nikica. dg”

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

Jelavic signed for West Ham for an initial fee of  £2m from Hull in August 2015, but has scored only once in the league despite making 12 appearances from the bench.

West Ham are thought to have received a fee of between £1.5m and £2m for the striker while Nikica will be receiving £60,000 per week earning over £9m during his 3 year contract to drop down to the Chinese second division.  Jelavic’s departure is claimed to free up as much as £55,000 per week off the wage bill.

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