Former Chelsea star Ramires on £200,000-per-week but dons ragged-looking boots

The Brazil international may be earning big money in China, but the Jiangsu Suning midfielder has been wearing patched-up footwear

Ramires may have left Chelsea in January 2016 to sign a lucrative deal with Jiangsu Suning but the Brazilian has refused to become flashy, opting to continue wearing some patched-up boots.

The 30-year-old midfielder is reported to be earning around £200,000-a-week in the Chinese Super League.

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You would think that salary would stretch to some new footwear, with Ramires’ current boots looking a little worse for wear.

He is, however, prepared to get creative when required and has taken to stitching up holes and ploughing on regardless.

Ramires Jiangsu Suning boot

Ramires has won widespread acclaim in China for his frugal ways, with many saluting him for sticking with his well-worn boots.

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He has clearly avoided the trappings of fame and fortune, with success down to those wearing the boots rather than the condition of them.

The South American also netted a stunning goal in a 2-1 victory for Jiangsu over Shandong Luneng, so maybe ragged footwear is the way forward!