Oscar dos Santos, Chelsea midfielder under contract until 2019, is one step away from becoming the club’s record transfer, if confirmed the agreement reached with the Shanghai SIPG by his transfer.
The Chinese club, which was joined in November by Andre Villas-Boas, has offered the blues, according to information from The Telegraph newspaper, 60 million pounds, 71.3 million euros to change, which would mean the largest operation of the History, both in terms of the Stamford Bridge club and Chinese football.
The 55 million euros paid by Hulk is the record of Chinese football
The 50 million pounds (59.5 million euros) he received from PSG in August 2014 by David Luiz remain the record transfer of Chelsea, who also paid as a more expensive signing, the same amount by Fernando Torres, in January 2011, to Liverpool.
Oscar will also become the most expensive addition in the history of Chinese football, surpassing the 55 million euros paid in July by the same Shanghai SIPG to Zenit by the also Brazilian Hulk.
The march of the midfielder of Stamford Bridge would have been accepted without further problems by Antonio Conte, who had Oscar as the starter in Premier for the last time in September and since then has hardly taken into account, not getting to add 40 minutes in four appearances.
It will exceed the 59.5 million euros that Chelsea collected by David Luiz in 2014
Chelsea rejected proposals from Guangzhou Evergrande and Jiangsu Suning in the summer for the signing of the Brazilian player, who also maintained his desire to remain in London. His loss of prominence, however, has made him change his mind.
That and, in addition to a salary that is speculated above 10 million euros, the fact that it is Villas-Boas the Chinese team coach. And the Portuguese, who advised his signing for Chelsea before being fired, already wanted to hire him for Tottenham when he led the club at White Hart Lane.