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​Ramires: I didn't leave Chelsea for the money

Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has insisted he left the club because of a lack of first team football and not for a lucrative big-money move to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning.

The 29-year-old is adamant wages were not the only factor to influence his decision.

"I see a lot of people saying that I came to China just for the money, but that's not true," he told Goal.

"If you look at the situation I was going through at Chelsea at the time of the transfer you will see that I was [Guus] Hiddink's last option in my position and this was frustrating me a lot.

"The situation was only getting worse and at that moment came the interest of the Chinese club.

"Jiangsu introduced me to a long-term project where I would be a key player, they offered me everything I could think of and more, and I decided together with my agent and family that this would be the best decision."


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