Photo: Ramires sends heartfelt message to Chelsea fans after exit

Ramires has thanked Chelsea for the memories after securing a transfer away from the club

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Ramires has taken to social media to thank Chelsea’s fans for their support after he left the west London club to join Chinese club Jiangsu Suning in a big-money deal.

The 28-year-old midfielder only signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea back in October but has only started seven Premier League games this season for the defending champions.

Ramires has helped the Blues win the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League and Europa League since joining the London club from Benfica back in 2010.

And the midfielder posted an emotional tribute to Chelsea’s fans after calling time on his stay in west London on Wednesday afternoon.

Ramires posted the picture above on his personal Instagram account and wrote: “I would like say thanks to Chelsea and their fans for all good moments that I have lived here.

“I’m proud to have written my name in the club’s history with titles, especially the Champions League.

“I need to say a special thanks also to all people who have supported me daily, staff, management and team partners. You’ll always have my admiration. Thank you, @chelseafc.”

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The Brazilian midfielder made 251 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions, scoring 34 goals for the Blues.

Chelsea were 1-0 winners over Arsenal in the Premier League at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

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