The Premier League is no longer the biggest paying league in the world if latest reports are to be believed.
Because highly respected British media outlet, The Times, states that Chelsea star Oscar is being offered the equivalent of £400,000 per week to head for the Chinese Super League.
The Brazil midfielder has been offered weekly net wages of £400,000 by the Chinese Super League club, which would leave him behind only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
That equates to £20m per year and will make the Brazilian the third highest paid player in the world.
Few would argue that Oscar is the third best player in the world. He’s hit some high notes in his time at Chelsea and started his career in frightening form.
But too often he has gone missing in games and never really takes big matches by the scruff of the next, as his talent requires.
But we have seen clubs like Manchester City paying over the odds in the past in order to tempt world-class players to a squad which isn’t in the Champions League. And the Super League in China appears to be following similar tactics in order to fast track themselves up the ladder of top leagues in the world.
Oscar has played 48 times for Brazil – no mean feat by the still tender age of 25 – and has managed 202 games and scored 38 goals for Chelsea.
Let’s see some of his best moments for the club. Chelsea fans: is it right to cash in or are we about to see the best of Oscar in the Premier League?