Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed that Alex Teixeira has joined Chinese side Jiangsu Suning, the same club that recently bought Ramires from Chelsea, for €50m.
The Ukrainian club confirmed the move on Friday morning, hours after coach Mirca Lucescu hinted that the Brazilian forward was heading to China.
Texeira was heavily linked with Liverpool in January but the Premier League side were apparently put off by Shakhtar and the player’s demands.
“Shakhtar Donetsk and Jiangsu Suning FC have agreed on all the necessary formalities for the transfer of Alex Teixeira to the Chinese club. Transfer fee for the Brazilian midfielder is 50 million euros,” Shakhtar’s statement read on Friday.
“Shakhtar thank Alex for the time spent in the team and wish him success at his new club.”
The Brazilian’s manager at Shakhtar Donetsk, Mircea Lucescu, revealed yesterday evening the move was in progress.