LONDON, January 28 – Ramires has joined Chinese side Jiangsu Suning from Chelsea for a fee of £25million.
The Brazilian midfielder featured in the Chelsea side that won the Premier League and Capital One Cup double last season and only signed a new four-year deal in October.
He played over 250 times for the Blues after moving to Stamford Bridge from Portuguese side Benfica for £19.8million in 2010.
Ramires, who won every major domestic and European trophy during his time in London, has found playing time severely reduced since the appointment of Guus Hiddink on an interim basis.
Jiangsu Suning are managed by ex-Blues defender Dan Petrescu and finished ninth in the Chinese Super League last season year.
“Best of luck @Rami7oficial, thanks for the memories…,” Chelsea tweeted as an appreciation for the part he played in their success.
The 28-year-old also took to social media to put on record his thanks to the club and fans.
“I would like say thanks to Chelsea and their fans for all good moments that I have lived here,” said the Brazil international.
“I’m proud to have written my name in the club’s history with titles, especially the Champions League.
“I need to say a special thanks also to all people who have supported me daily, staff, management and team partners. You’ll always have my admiration. Thank you,@chelseafc.”