West Ham the latest club to benefit from China's spending power with £4m Jelavic deal

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West Ham United somehow managed to make money on the Croatian despite his poor form.

As reported by the Sun, Nikica Jelavic has completed his move from West Ham United to Chinese side Beijing Renhe for £4million.

That is a slightly unbelievable fee considering the Hammers paid £3million for the former Croatian international last summer and since then Jelavic has netted just twice in 15 appearances.

China is proving to be a wonderful option for those Premier League chairmen looking to cash in on out of favour stars – just ask Tottenham Hotspur’s Daniel Levy who managed to get £9.8million for Brazilian flop Paulinho last year.

And now West Ham have somehow managed to make money on Jelavic despite his poor form.

The 30-year-old is the only one of West Ham’s summer signings not to impress with the Hammers widely believed to have carried out the best business during that transfer window.

However, while Dimitri Payet, Michail Antonio and the like have hit the ground running, Jelavic was rarely used and he now begins the next phase of his career in China.

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