There’s no doubt that the Brazilian star Ramires is enjoying his time in the Chinese Super League (CSL). He has a good piece of advice for his former team mates at Stamford Bridge.
He wants the trio to know that they’ll be treated like kings in China should they decide to leave the blues.
The midfielder has made a promise to his friends that he will upgrade their CV’s and give any endorsement that may be needed if only they have interest to play in China. The former Chelsea star also informed that they should call him anytime for advice regarding the choice.
Oscar received an offer worth £58million from Ramires’ club Jiangsu Suning early this year but rejected it and chose to stay at Chelsea. He added in his rejection that he will not put off playing in China completely – maybe someday he will. But Ramires is hoping it will be now.
Rumors going round says the Spaniard Diego Costa is being tracked by two Chinese club for about a £71m transfer fee. Though Costa would prefer going back to Atletico Madrid where he made a resounding break in football, he might just change his mind for the money and better life.
John Terry has his former coach Sven-Goran Eriksson coaching here in Shanghai SIPG so he has a lot of friends already. Not even now that his days at Stamford Bridge seem to be over. Terry has a better choice if he chose to end his career with any of the cash-spending Chinese clubs.
Phil Scolari would welcome Oscar, Terry and Costa with arms wide open if they follow Ramires to the Asian superpower. Scolari is currently managing Guangzhou Evergrande which is the most popular club in China.
Ramires said: “I never had the chance to speak to Oscar when I heard he also could be coming here — and I see John Terry is wanted by clubs in China too. But if my old team-mates wanted to know what it’s like out here, I’d only give them a good recommendation.
“I’ve had a good feeling since the first day I arrived here and they treat you like a king. It’s out of the ordinary how well they look after the players.
“I’m really happy and so are my family.
“It’s what I needed at this stage of my life. The city is amazing, the club has potential to grow and it’s great to be part of their project.”
The Chinese billionaires who own these clubs are ever ready to splash money on famous top-class players from big clubs and countries around the world. Ramires was part of a triple swoop which included Alex Texeira and Jo. They’re enjoying life at the same club at the moment.
29-year-old Ramires is happy that his fello countryman Jo came along with him. His biggest happiness is that Alex snubbed a former rival club Liverpool to play with him.
Life seem to get better each passing day. The Chinese Super League is growing in leaps and bounds.
Ramires agreed with that when he said that “Signing players of this quality shows how serious Chinese football is.
“I have no doubt that in the future this league is going to be one of the biggest in the world.
“They’re investing more and more — and are learning from foreign players and coaches, asking questions and always willing to learn.”