Shanghai SIPG midfielder Oscar would be “delighted” if former Chelsea teammate Diego Costa were to join him in China.
The 25-year-old Brazilian international joined the Chinese Super League outfit in the winter transfer window for £52 million.
Costa, during the same period, was linked with a move to the Far-East but remained at Stamford Bridge. However he has been linked with a transfer in the summer and Oscar would welcome such a switch.
“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,” he told Chinese TV channel CCTV-5.
“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.”
How has Oscar got on in the Chinese Super League?
Oscar has enjoyed a tentative start to life in the CSL having registered one goal and five assists in nine league outings.
He started well on debut against Changchun Yatai, bagging a hat-trick of assists, as Shanghai SIPG romped to a 5-1 home win.
The former Sao Paulo midfielder had to wait until his sixth appearance, at home to Hebei China Fortune, to score his first goal for André Villas-Boas’ team.
In his last three matches, as Shanghai SIPG registered two wins and a draw, Oscar has failed to contribute despite playing the full 90 minutes in each game.