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Shock-tar: Donetsk star Teixeira makes surprise move to China for $56 million

SK Rapid Vienna v FC Shakhtar Donetsk - UEFA Champions League: Qualifying Round Play Off First Leg

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - AUGUST 19: Thanos Petsos of Vienna (L) competes for the ball with Alex Teixeira of Donetsk during the UEFA Champions League: Qualifying Round Play Off First Leg match between SK Rapid Vienna and FC Shakhtar Donetsk on August 19, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Christian Hofer/Getty Images)

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If Jackson Martinez was a “wow” and Ramires was a “WOW”, then the latest star tipped to move to the Chinese Super League is something akin to a “wow-wow-wow-wow-oh-wow”.

After a Premier League move failed to materialize in the January transfer window, Shakhtar Donetsk star Alex Teixeira could be making the move to China for a whopping $56 million.

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Teixeira is just 26, and this move explains why both Liverpool and Chelsea failed to bring the Brazilian attacker. Jiangsu Suning is the club in question, where Teixeira could team up with Ramires.

Safe to say if we told you months ago that Ramires and Teixeira would be teammates in February, you’d say, “Chelsea”.

More to come, for sure, but this is out-of-this-world stuff. We thought the
four Corinthians players heading to China was wild enough, but we’re in next level territory now.

BREAKING: Chinese side Jiangsu Suning agree deal to sign Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk for £38m #SSNHQ

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