Chelsea’s Oscar’s estimated £60m move to the Chinese Super League club in the January transfer window has been confirmed.Chelsea and Shanghai SIPG have agreed terms for the midfielder.The Brazil international has earlier this month confirmed that the move is about “90% concluded”.
Oscar who joined Chelsea from Internacional 2012 for £25m has scored 38 times in 203 appearances for the blues.The move will be completed “at the beginning of the January transfer window”, the club said in a statement.Oscar, who has struggled to get into Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side since October, will join former Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas in Shanghai.
The Chinese side confirmed Oscar “will arrive in Shanghai in the coming days to officially join SIPG”.
Oscar has won the Premier League, Chelsea.League Cup and the Europa League his four-and-a-half-year carChelsea.He will earn a £400,000 a week and the transfer fee will rank as the seventh-highest of all time.
Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte, last week did said the huge money being spent on players by Chinese clubs was a “danger for all teams in the world”.
Oscar’s move comes as former Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez is reportedly on the verge of becoming the world’s highest-paid footballer by moving from Boca Juniors to Shanghai Shenhua, where he will earn £615,000 a week.
The transfer window opens on 1 January and closes at on 31 January.