Date: 16th February 2016 at 10:08am
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Premier League striker Nikica Jelavic has become the latest player to join a Chinese football club, according to the Daily Mail.

The report suggests that the Croatia international has sealed his switch to second division side Beijing Renhe in a deal worth around £4m.

The 30-year-old, who has 36 international caps for his country, scored three goals in 20 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers this season.

Jelavic, who only arrived at the Boleyn Ground from Championship title contenders Hull City last summer, joins the likes of former Chelsea midfielder Ramires, Brazilian star Alex Teixeira and ex-Atletico Madrid hitman Jackson Martinez in the Far East this February.

The Croatian started just one Premier League game under West Ham boss Slaven Bilic this term, before he slipped further down the pecking order at the club following the loan arrival of fellow forward Emmanuel Emenike from Fenerbahce last month.

It is understood that Beijing Renhe stumped up £1m more than what the Hammers paid for Jelavic’s services back in September 2015.

 
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