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China move good for Ramires - Chelsea midfielder Oscar

Chelsea star Oscar believes that Ramires has made a smart decision by moving to China.

The 28-year-old Brazilian midfielder left Stamford Bridge to join Jiangsu Suning on a £25million deal in January in a move which has sparked plenty of debate surrounding the exodus of Europe-based players to the Far East.

Ramires is bound to rake in the money during his time in the Chinese Super League and although disappointed to see his compatriot leave West London, Oscar feels it is the right time for such a player to shift but insists he has no plans of his own to do something similar anytime soon.

"Of course I was sad to see him go in the sense that we're from the same country, we're friends, we speak the same language and help each other out. It's a good move for him," he told The Sun.

"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."

Andrew Slevison
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