CONFIRMED! West Ham man becomes latest addition to Chinese football

first_img Nikica Jelavic Nikica Jelavic has completed his move to Chinese second division side Beijing Renhe.The striker was surplus to requirements at West Ham following the January arrival of Emmanuel Emenike.Now Hammers co-chairman David Gold has confirmed the Croatian has joined the ever-growing list of international footballers to make the switch to the Far East.“Nikica Jelavic has completed his move to Chinese second division team Beijing Renhe. Good luck Nikica,” tweeted Gold.Jelavic only started one game for West Ham in the Premier League this season.He was behind Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho in the forward pecking order and his chances of game time were furher limited following the signing of Emenike.His move to China underlines the country’s increasing financial clout to recruit stars from the world’s top leagues, given his new club were relegated from the Super League last season. 1last_img read more