John Obi Mikel has become the latest ex-Premier League player to move to the cash-rich Chinese Super League after his transfer to Tianjin TEDA was confirmed by him on social media.
Mikel, 29, who had been frozen out of Chelsea's first team this season by manager Antonio Conte, will reportedly earn £140,000 a week.
The Nigeria national team skipper underwent a medical on Thursday as he prepared to become the second player to swap West London for China, following Oscar, who has signed for Shanghai SIPG.
Mikel, who spent 11 years at Stamford Bridge, took to his Twitter account to share an emotional letter to the Chelsea family after his transfer to Tianjin Teda was confirmed.
A letter to my Chelsea family. pic.twitter.com/FhcUyq3iaV
— Mikel John Obi (@mikel_john_obi) January 6, 2017
Having signed as a 19-year-old teenager, the Nigerian midfielder went on to win the Champions League, two Premier League titles and four FA Cups with Chelsea.