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Oscar Wanted In China But Would It Be Good Business For Chelsea?

It`s hard to tell what will happen to the players who have failed to find a place in the line-up under Antonio Conte’s new playing style. The Italian is a fan of consistency and it is hard to believe things will change much when it comes to the way to starting eleven looks. Apparently, players like Fabregas, Obi Mikel, Oscar or Ivanovic, despite being among some of the best in the world at their position, have no room next to Hazard, Kante, Costa or Azpilicueta. While the future plans of some on this list are still foggy, one name seems to have found its future destination.

Oscar is rumored to be leaving for China in order to work with Andre Villas-Boas who is ready to pay Chelsea £52m to have the Brazilian move to Asia this January which would make him the most expensive transfer in Asian football history. There are 2 major questions that arise from this rumour reported by Metro. First and most importantly, would Oscar want to move to China? Isn’t he too good and too young to leave the Premier League already? This is actually debatable especially after what happened over the last number of months. Great players like Alex Texeira, Ramires, Jackson Martinez, Fredy Guarain and Gervinho have chosen to go down the path Oscar could choose. Hulk is also playing in China which appears to be a popular destination for South American players. Actually, if Oscar accepts the offer he will play next to Hulk and Elkeson – two of his compatriots. Shanghai SIPG which is the club willing to make Oscar the most expensive player in Asian also have an Argentinian player and a player from the Ivory Coast so Chelsea’s player would not feel lonely nor would he have too a hard time adapting.

The second thing that needs to be considered regarding this transfer is the fact that Chelsea might not want to sell. Sure it would mean a lot of money and most importantly, it would allow the Blues to comply to FIFA Fair-play regulations. Getting £52m for a player may allow for Chelsea to buy one of the high priced stars of the several top players they covet. With a bit of effort, selling Oscar might allow Conte to sign even two massive names. Looking at this strictly from the club’s financial of view, selling Oscar would be good business. Looking at this from other angles, selling Oscar to a club in China might not be the greatest thing to do regardless of the financial benefits as it would deplete their attacking options. It remains to be seen what will happen this January but there will surely big some deals if previous windows are anything to go by.

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