Paul Ince says he'd have rejected China when he was at his peak
Oscar is the biggest name to depart the Premier League for the Chinese Super League while Diego Costa has been unsettled by interest.
Costa is thought to have been offered £30million-a-year to move to Tianjin Quanjian.
Oscar joined Shanghai SIPG for £60million earlier this month
Diego Costa wants to quit Chelsea but is likely to stay until the summer
But Ince thinks the best players in the world should remain in the best leagues.
“I was brought up with the belief that I wanted to play for the biggest clubs in the world and playing in the most competitive competitions,” Ince, speaking exclusively to the Paddy Power blog said.
“That’s the Premier League and the Champions League. China doesn’t even compare.
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“If you’re a top player why would you go when you can still have a successful career in the Premier League?
“There’s no chance I would have left Liverpool or Manchester United to go and play in China. Not even for £500k a week.
“If they had come calling when I was 31 and or 32 and my career was winding down, then absolutely I would have taken it.
“But as a footballer at your peak you should want to play with the best players and win trophies.”