Ramires has completed his move away from Chelsea to join Jiangsu Suning

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Chelsea have confirmed that midfielder Ramires has left the club to join Chinese Super League outfit Jiangsu Suning.

The Brazilian international spent almost six years at Stamford Bridge having joined from Benfica in the summer of 2010, and made more than 250 appearances for the club.

The club of course released a statement on their website announcing the deal, but it was on Twitter that the news really hit home.

Why, you ask? That's because Chelsea posted a clip of Ramires' greatest moment at the club. That's right, his goal against Barcelona. And the response it got from the fans was something to behold.

Let's rewind for a second, back to 2012. The £18 million singing made him a household name in west London.

With John Terry off the field and Barcelona leading 2-1 in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final, Ramires broke free of Barca's backline and chipped the ball beautifully beyond Victor Valdes to put his side up on away goals.

Later on, in extra time, Fernando Torres scored on the break and famously sent Gary Nevile to the brink of orgasm, with a place in the final assured. Every Chelsea fan knows what happened next. Every Tottenham fan does as well, for that matter.

Come back into 2016 now, please. Chelsea posted the goal out on Twitter this afternoon and the response it got was incredible. The tweet, which garnered more than 9,000 retweets, also had some touching tributes in reply - which you can check out below.

Despite the emotional attachment the fans share with the 28-year-old, it's onwards and upwards for the Blues, as they prepare to welcome new arrival, Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato.

The former AC Milan ace is expected to arrive at Stamford Bridge before the end of the week, and was spotted arriving at Heathrow today. "Thanks Chelsea for the support and thanks for my fans," he told reporters after landing.

"I want to know my new friends, the new players, and the team."

What is your favourite memory of Ramires at Chelsea? Leave a comment below!

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