Chelsea player Oscar dos Santos Emboaba, commonly referred to as Oscar, is set to complete his switch to China to play for Shanghai SIPG in a £52 million deal.
The Brazilian is set to earn four times his salary in England with the Chinese side. The player currently earns a reported £90,000 a week but will see any time that in China particularly when his image rights deal is sorted.
The image right deal and accommodation are some of the issues holding the deal off but would soon be sorted out, reported say. The 25-year old would join the growing community of Brazilian stars in China. His stats, age, nativity and looks will surely be a plus when he arrives in the Far East.
SIPG, funded by the city’s Port Authority, is not as enthusiastic about signing the player as reports say the government is the one forcing the deal to pull through. The government – a major shareholder in the Port Authority – is persuading the city’s top clubs SIPG and Shenhua to make big singings in a bid to fuel the city. Continue reading