​Oscar has claimed that his £60m move to the Chinese Super League has been of benefit to both himself and former club Chelsea.


The Brazil international completed a switch to Asia with Shanghai SIPG when the January transfer window opened after he had found first-team opportunities hard to come by at Stamford Bridge.


Oscar conducted an interview with ​Sky Sports following his move to the other side of the globe - a transfer that will see the 25-year-old net a reported £500,000-a-week salary - and he explained that his Chelsea departure was good for both parties, before stating that the money on offer was something that helped make his decision to join SIPG.

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He said: "The transfer was good for me, for Chelsea and for Shanghai. I'm so happy to come to the Chinese league. The Chinese clubs put a lot of money for the players to go to China and make the league more strong. They offered me and I was very happy to come."


China's top division has come in for fierce criticism for the amount of money its sides are spending over the past 12 months, with astronomical transfer fees and staggering wage packages on offer to selling clubs and potential targets respectively.


China's own sporting administration has even stated its intent to start ​punishing its own country's clubs with sanctions if they do not curb their spending power in a bid to lure footballers with vast sums of cash - a case in point being when Carlos Tevez left Boca Juniors to joing Shanghai Shenhua on a reported £615,000-a-week contract.

Oscar, though, suggested his fellow stars could help improve football in Asia with their experience and knowledge, before stating his own desire to help make the Chinese Super League of the world's most competitive leagues.


He added: "Of course, the Premier League has the highest level of players in the world. The Chinese players are very good, they help their new players a lot. I hope they continue this because I come to help.


"If they continue in this way [recruiting stars from Europe], then maybe yes [it could be as good as the Premier League] because they have a good project."


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