Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires is set to leave Chinese club Jiangsu Suning and join Italian giants Inter Milan in January, according to reports. The Brazilian is currently looking for a new challenge and prefers a move back to Europe.
Ramires was an influential character at Stamford Bridge and joined them in 2010. He has made over 200 appearances for the Blues and has won Premier League and Champions League with them. He joined Chinese side Jiangsu Suning in January 2016 for a fee around 25 million pounds.
Ramires scored 37 goals for Chelsea
But months later he said that he didn’t want to leave Chelsea but he had to do so because the newly appointed coach Guus Hiddink didn’t like him.
Speaking to Mirror in April last year, the former Benfica man said, “One of the big reasons I left Chelsea was the arrival of the new coach. He didn’t like me as a player or my way and decided very rashly that he wasn’t going to give me an opportunity to fight for a place in his team.”
Ramires celebrating in Jiangsu
But the Brazilian admired his time with Chelsea and said that his time at the Bridge will always remain special to him. He added that Chelsea should be back in the Champions League as they belong there.
It is almost sure that Ramires will join Inter in January after a two year stint with Jiangsu. The Italian side have certain relations with the Chinese side as the Suning group are major stakeholders of Inter since 2016. For now he will join on a loan deal after the Chinese League season ends in December.
Inter have only one slot left to complete their Non-Eu players and it is highly likely that Ramires is going to fill that.
With the World Cup looming large next year, the 30 year old will be aiming to put up a good show with Inter to have some chances to be in the squad in Russia next year. Ramires played 32 times for Jiangsu and netted 11 goals during the stint.