West Ham sell Nikica Jelavic to Chinese side Beijing Renhe
By Allan Valente
Last Updated: 16/02/16 11:25am
Nikica Jelavic has completed his move from West Ham to Chinese second division side Beijing Renhe.
Hammers co-chairman David Gold confirmed Jelavic's departure on Twitter, with the striker having made just one Premier League start since his summer move from Hull.
The 30-year-old had fallen further down the West Ham pecking order after the arrival of Nigerian forward Emmanuel Emenike in the January transfer window, with Slaven Bilic also having Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho as options up front.
Now the former Rangers and Everton striker has joined a growing number of players who have opted to continue their careers in China.
Gold tweeted: "Nikica Jelavic has completed his move to Chinese second division team Beijing Renhe. Good luck Nikica."
Jelavic is the latest high-profile addition to Chinese football, following on from the likes of Jackson Martinez and former Chelsea star Ramires completing moves to Chinese Super League outfits.
However, his new club were relegated from the country's top flight last season.