Oscar would be 'delighted' if former Chelsea teammate Diego Costa joins him in China

The Spaniard has been linked with a move to Tianjin Quanjian

Jack Austin
Tuesday 16 May 2017 12:19 BST
Oscar is one of the top-earning players in the world now
Oscar is one of the top-earning players in the world now

Former Chelsea star Oscar has admitted he would be “delighted” if Diego Costa joined him in the Chinese Super League at the end of the summer.

Costa was heavily linked with a move to Tianjin Quanjian in January and could still move to China in the summer in a deal expected to make him the best paid player in the world.

Oscar, who will receive a Premier League winner’s medal after making more than five appearances, made the move to Shanghai SIPG in January for £60m and is keen to see Costa in China with him.

He told CCTV-5: “It's hard for me to give specific advice to Costa. The only thing I can tell him is that I quite enjoy my life in China.

“I don't have any problems so far. The culture here is obviously very different from that of my country, but we are getting used to it, bit by bit.

“Everyone has got to figure out the things he wants most. And I believe coming to China is the best choice for me.

“If Costa moves here, I will be delighted. He is pursuing happiness and I hope everyone has a happy life.”

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