Oscar has insisted that bringing his union with Vicor Moses' Chelsea to play in China was not a step down but that the mind-boggling financial offer was a definite incentive.
But despite picking up an amazing £500k-a-week deal in China Brazilian star Oscar still doesn't even make the top five best paid footballers in the world after his move from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG
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"I don't think it is a step down. I think in China they are making a great project for me and all the good players that are coming to the league.
"I am pretty sure that in the future the Chinese league will be one of the best leagues in the world."
he former Chelsea midfielder also agreed money played a part, but said that was the case for all his transfers.
"This happens with every player, if it wasn't for money I wouldn't leave Brazil. When you go to Europe you go because of the money and because of the good clubs also and in Shanghai the project is to be one of the best leagues.
"Of course it was also good for me and my family and for everyone involved in the transfer." said the Brazilian as quoted on Sky Sports.