Oscar’s Five Years in China: Barcelona Launches a Bid for Ex-Chelsea Star

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Oscar, the former Chelsea star and star of Chelsea, may be returning to Europe. Spanish giants Barcelona plan a surprise move for Oscar, the Brazilian star who is fifth in football’s highest-earning player.

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Oscar, the former Chelsea star, appears to be poised for a return to the global stage. Barcelona is plotting an unlikely deal to sign the Brazilian midfielder.

Oscar worked five years at Stamford Bridge, before being lured to Shanghai Port’s Chinese Super League in January 2017.

The 30-year-old became the fifth-highest paid player in the world after inking a bumper four-year deal that was estimated to be worth over £500,000-a-week.

Oscar, however, is now reportedly ready to leave the riches of China after five year’s to join up with Spanish giants Barcelona.

Oscar made a name for himself in the Premier League. He also scored crucial goals for Chelsea.

But how has Oscar fared in the Far East since his £50million move?

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Things went well at first for the midfield maestro.

Oscar had a quiet start to his life in China in his first season. In 2018, he was rewarded with the most prolific campaign in his career, scoring 12 goals and leading Shanghai SIPG to their first ever Super League title.

After his goal scoring heroics, he was named in the Chinese Super League team’s best player. He then won the Chinese FA Super Cup that year.

As Shanghai failed to defend its domestic crown, Oscar stole nine goals in the league. They finished third.

Oscar’s experience in China has not been as successful as it could have been in the years that followed, with both silverware and goals drying up.

He managed only five goals in each of his domestic seasons. However, Shanghai finished as the Super League runners-up.

Oscar is still in the Chinese Super League despite not having any silverware. This comes at a time in which many of the top players who were initially attracted by the Far East’s initial financial boom in 2017, have moved on to new pastures.

Oscar even spoke out to defend the league insisting that “the quality is good”But more people are needed “see the games”.

Oscar was able to reap the financial benefits of his time in Shanghai for four-and-a half years, but his international ambitions have cost him dearly.

Oscar was an Englishman who was part of the Brazil squad, but he has not been selected to international duty since 2016.

His burning desire to achieve a phenomenal recall ahead of the 2022 World Cup Qatar in Qatar could be what opens the door to a financial deal with Barcelona.

Oscar would have to take a huge wage cut to make any moves in Catalonia, as the Catalan giants remain in financial trouble.

He suggested that something could happen last week, despite his long-term contract that runs until 2024.

“It’s nice to see a great club interested in you,” Oscar admitted to TNT Sports last week. “We didn’t have any talks so far, there’s no point doing that if Barcelona can’t register new players right now. Barca is trying to sort their end out, then maybe I’ll talk to my agent so we can arrange something.

“It’d be an incredible opportunity for me, for Barcelona too. I’m in great form here, it would be great for my career.

“I suppose Barca would also appreciate it as I’m now more experienced, mature and I know they have a lot of youngsters right now. It could work out for everybody. I’d be happy if things work out, but I still have a contract. Shanghai helps me a lot so I have no complaints.”