Chelsea playmaker not keen on China move

22 Feb

Oscar says he rejected a big-money move to the Chinese Super League in January, claiming it would be a mistake to leave Chelsea.

Chelsea: Chelsea playmaker not keen on China moveChelsea: Chelsea playmaker not keen on China move

The Brazil international was reportedly the subject of interest from Jiangsu Suning, who are believed to have tabled an offer of £58million last month for the 24-year-old.

Having allowed Ramires to join the same Chinese outfit for £25million, it appears Chelsea were willing to let Oscar go as well, with the playmaker revealing it was he who rejected the chance to move to the Far East.

Oscar believes it is too soon in his career to move on from the Blues and is eager to stay at Stamford Bridge for the long term.

“Of course I was sad to see [Ramires] go in the sense that we’re from the same country, we’re friends, we speak the same language and help each other out, but it’s a good move for him,” the Brazilian said.

“There was interest in me but I’ve no desire to leave Europe. The idea of moving to China would be such a huge change for me and would go against everything I’ve achieved so far.

“Chelsea are a fantastic, very big club and I’m still young. I’m only 24 so I’ve got a lot of football ahead of me.”


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