According to the Daily Mail, the play-maker, who has been out of favour under new manager Antonio Conte this season, will be heading to the cash-rich Chinese Super League when the January transfer window opens, and it’ll probably be in return for an insane weekly salary.
Having failed to start a Premier League game since September, a parting of the ways seemed inevitable sooner or later, but the fact Oscar will be joining Shanghai SIPG – who are managed by former Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas – has raised some eyebrows.
At 25, and a regular for his country, Oscar could have probably had his pick of European clubs to choose from,but it appears the serious money on offer in the Far East was too much for him, and Chelsea, to turn down.
Onlookers on social media reckon the deal must have been negotiated by Dick Turpin:
Chelsea getting £52m for Oscar is criminal. Arrests need to be made.
— Chizzy (@MrCotidie) December 13, 2016
By paying £50m for David Luiz, Chelsea have managed to convince people that £60m for Oscar is a snip… https://t.co/a3q0GsGMGL
— Jay (@da_yellaman) December 13, 2016
£52m for Oscar? Chelsea are laughing. Them China man have too much money
— K.D (@KDans1) December 13, 2016
— Diego Montalvan (@DMontalvan) December 13, 2016
Just think about it, Chelsea could be about to make a £30m+ profit on Oscar, OSCAR!
— ? (@DaredevilATM) December 13, 2016
Chelsea to get £52m for Oscar. That is mad. Arsenal fans, get the spreadsheets out.
— Dami (@TheChelseaWay) December 13, 2016
OSCAR IS FINALLY LEAVING CHELSEA FC, THIS IS GREAT, I'M HAPPY HAHA.
— EdgyTeen69?? (@Ahmed2n_) December 13, 2016
Oscar leaving Chelsea to China for £52m.
Emenalo is a good businessman Fam. Abrahimovic's right hand man
— Tobe (@Bishop_Yayo) December 13, 2016
Villas Boas will be in Chelsea's greatest managers list if he took Oscar in £60m deal .. Once a blue , Always a blue ?#CFC
— مُــحَـــمَّــد (@MouAmmarCfc) December 13, 2016
Oscar uniquely talented but in the era of self-sufficient Chelsea, £52million is a staggeringly good deal for the club.
— Chris Winterburn (@Chriswin4) December 13, 2016
What do you think of the transfer? Will it be a loss to Chelsea? And should Oscar really be going to China so young?