The best Ramires jokes as £25m China move nears

Move will become the highest transfer fee paid in the country.

Ramires jokes did the rounds as news spread of the Chelsea midfielder's impending £25m transfer to China
CHINA-BOUND: Ramires (Image: Warrenfish)

These were the best Ramires jokes doing the rounds as news spread of the Chelsea midfielder’s impending £25m move to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning.

The Brazilian will be remembered fondly at Stamford Bridge for a number of key contributions over the years, most notably his spectacular lob against Barcelona in a Champions League semi-final.

But his playing opportunities have become limited of late, the player having appeared just once under interim manager Guus Hiddink.

Nevertheless, the motives of his no-doubt lucrative move to China have come under question – witness the following Ramires jokes:

Ramires probably leaving Chelsea then. Has a player's defining moment ever been so utterly unrepresentative of him? pic.twitter.com/TRWIBFB93h

— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) January 25, 2016

If the Chinese are prepared to pay 25 million for Ramires no wonder their economy is in trouble

— simon day (@simonday24) January 25, 2016

Reports that Ramires is to seal a transfer to Jiangsu. Wonder what it is about the Chinese side that appeals to him? pic.twitter.com/vxs0VyyNiW

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 25, 2016

When someone offers £25m for Ramires. pic.twitter.com/m4QK5EBFBj

— Chelsea Transfers (@CFCTransfers) January 25, 2016

@paddypower his medical is taking place as we speak… pic.twitter.com/P7MASRC4Pl

— jimmy smith (@jimmysmith89) January 25, 2016

Ramires going to play in China is bonkers. But not as bonkers as Chelsea getting £25m. pic.twitter.com/r1FNl6s2Yn

— Brett Cullen (@iambrettcullen) January 26, 2016

£75m combined for Ramires and David Luiz… pic.twitter.com/cNlTbtqnRP

— 90min (@90min_Football) January 25, 2016

Chelsea are going to have sold David Luiz & Ramires for £75,000,000. pic.twitter.com/YSyuRZjRl5

— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) January 25, 2016

Ramires looks set to leave Chelsea to secure a massive payday in China. https://t.co/aaLKYYPyNo

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 25, 2016