Tianjin Quanjian have announced the signing of Belgian Axel Witsel 27, from Zenit St Petersburg. 

Witsel was on the verge of joining Juventus in the summer before the deal collapsed on the last minute. 

Witsel have spent four and half years at Zenit since joining from Benfica, he will be third high profile player to move to the Chinese Super League this January following the arrival of Carlos Tevez and Oscar. 
The transfer fee was undisclosed  but Witsel is expected to earn €18M a year. 

Witsel will be managed by a familiar face in the person of Italian legend Fabio Cannavaro.