By Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

LONDON (AP) - Croatian striker Nikica Jelavic has become the latest player to leave European football for China.

The 30-year-old Jelavic has joined Chinese second-tier club Beijing Renhe from Premier League side West Ham.

Jelavic has spent less than six months at the London club after previously playing in England for Hull and Everton.

Jelavic’s task will be to return Renhe to the Chinese Super League where the financial clout of clubs has this year seen Jiangsu Suning pay $56 million for Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira and Colombian striker Jackson Martinez join Guangzhou Evergrande for $47 million.

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