London - Croat striker Nikica Jelavic has quit English
Premier League club West Ham to join Chinese second division side Beijing
Renhe, the London side announced Tuesday.
Jelavic, 30, had made just one Premier League start since
joining the Hammers in the summer, having fallen further down the West Ham
pecking order after the arrival of Nigerian forward Emmanuel Emenike in the
January transfer window.
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"Nikica Jelavic has completed his move to Chinese
second division team Beijing Renhe. Good luck Nikica," tweeted West Ham
co-chairman David Gold.
The current transfer window shuts on February 26 in China,
with Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi seemingly also ready to
continue the exodus that has already seen Jackson Martinez, Ramires and Alex
Teixeira all make big-money moves to the Far East.For
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