After the Brazilian’s departure, the journalist who announced Neymar’s departure to PSG revealed that Culé thinks of the Shanghai Port footballer.
Barcelona continues to move pieces in this transfer market. Pressed by a tough economic situation and after the renewal of Samuel Umtiti to facilitate the registration of Ferran Torres, the team that tactically commands Xavi Hernandez already think about Oscar dos Santos to take the place left by Philippe Coutinho.
The Catalan team must remodel its squad, but the restrictions imposed by the Financial Fair Play are a great obstacle to achieving it. Nevertheless, Marcelo Bechler, the journalist who advanced the signing of Neymar for Paris Saint-Germain, today dropped the bomb. The Brazilian footballer, 30 years, will begin his fifth season in exotic Chinese soccer -in the Shanghai Byt- and his experience and technical quality are to the liking of both coach Blaugrana and the board.
However, the operation would be highly complex, since the economic context of the Barcelona club is delicate and its arrival could take place if it leaves the Asian entity at zero cost. Something that, unless it comes to a loan, is very complicated. Also, the offensive midfielder with past in Chelsea has a contract until 2024.
In contrast, not everything is negative for those of Catalonia: after the salary limit imposed by the Chinese Football Federation, Oscar’s salary was reduced from € 24 million net to € 2.5 million. Mateu Alemany, Barca’s sports director, is faced with a real puzzle.
Oscar, the first “star” to reach Chinese football
The Brazilian was a cornerstone in the system he practiced Jose Mourinho at Chelsea Premier League champion and a fundamental player for the Brazil’s selection. However, in 2016, the native of São Paulo set a trend in the passing markets and broke it at that time when he accepted a succulent offer from the Chinese Super League, which would make him the most expensive signing in the history of the league in that country.
In fact, the midfielder inaugurated a new transfer route that led to China. Later, several footballers followed in his footsteps: Hulk, Carrasco, Gervinho and even his own Carlos Tevez, are some of the examples of the professionals who fell in the temptation of Chinese football.
In the eastern country league, Oscar played 170 games, has scored 50 goals and distributed 93 assists. The former International became a mass idol in China and even He offered to play for the Asian national team, if the rules changed.