Adios Oscar! Brazilian Play-Maker Is Off To China
The Brazilian midfielder is set to receive a whooping £20 million-per-year at the Chinese club making him one of the highest earning players in the world.
Chelsea will receive a mammoth £60 million for the player, making it one of the best deals a Premier League club has got while selling a player.
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“Oscar will arrive in Shanghai in the coming days and he will become a member of our team,” read a statement from Shanghai SIPG. “The play-maker, who is renowned for his attacking abilities, will help the club push for the title in the new season.”
After the news of a massive bid from China was revealed, Blues boss Antonio Conte had expressed his sadness at the players departure.
“I am sorry because he’s leaving as a really good player and a really good man,” the Italian remarked. “I must be honest about this but I also understand him and his decision.”
The 25-year-old never really reached his potential at the London based club and failed to break into Chelsea’s first-team under Conte,
Oscar made 203 appearances for Chelsea and scored 38 goals in the process.
Oscar will now play under former Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas.