​Shanghai SIPG forward Hulk has revealed he convinced compatriot Oscar to join him in the Chinese Super League.

Oscar struggled for game time under Antonio Conte at Chelsea, and left the Stamford Bridge club earlier this month after a fee was agreed in December, with Hulk revealing he played a large part in the move.

"I talked to Oscar about Shanghai SIPG before he made the move," he told assembled Chinese media in Doha, as quoted by ​Four Four Two


"I said to him that Shanghai is a beautiful city, the club is fantastic and we will get even better in the coming years.

"I also said our teammates are very friendly and welcoming, which makes me feel pretty good. After hearing what I told him, he came."

Many have questioned the attacking midfielder's decision to swap the Premier League for the Chinese Super League, but Oscar's new teammate Hulk believes the club will continue to grow over the next few years.


"We have grown accustomed to playing under huge pressure, no matter how much the club has spent on players."

"Oscar, Elkeson and I are used to it. This is not a problem.

"Each new player is coming to help the team and I believe Oscar will help us a lot. The level of the team has improved a lot, obviously, and I think we will win the title next season."

Oscar transferred to China in a deal worth £60m, while Hulk made the switch for a reported €55.8m.