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Hulk Reveals The Reason Behind Oscars Switch To China

Hulk Reveals The Reason Behind Oscars Switch To China

Oscar is one of the many high-profile names to swap Europe for the Far East and according to new teammate Hulk, the Brazilian midfielder left Chelsea for Shanghai because of him.

Before snapping up Oscar for a whopping £60 million, Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG splashed out an equally-whopping £47 million to lure Hulk to Asia.

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And the powerhouse frontman is taking the credit for Oscar's arrival in China by claiming he convinced the 25-year-old to join the Chinese footballing movement.

"I talked to Oscar about Shanghai SIPG before he made the move." The ex-Porto and Zenit player said to Chinese Media via Goal.

"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 team-mates are very friendly and welcoming, which makes me feel pretty good. After hearing what I told him, he came."

Hulk moved to the CSL side back in 2016 for a then-Asian record, though believes the hefty price tag will not discourage or put pressure on Oscar;

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

Reinforcing the idea that the huge money spent on him isn't a problem; "Oscar, Elkeson and I are used to it. This is not a problem."

The 30-year-old feels the acquisition of Oscar will only enhance their chances of winning the domestic title; "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 is on a reported £20m-per-year wage, and he opened his account the other day bagging his first goal for his new side in a friendly against Saudi Arabian Premier League side Al Batin.

Topics: Football, Hulk, Oscar, Chelsea, China

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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