There has been speculations of how much Shanghai SIPG paid Chelsea. Reports tells us that Shanghai paid 60 million euros to lure Oscar to the Chinese super league.
Brazilian international Oscar was cheered by supporters as he entered his new Shanghai club on Monday where some media reports said he would earn nearly $500,000 a week, making him the highest-paid player in the world.
Financial details of Oscar’s transfer to Shanghai SIPG from Chelsea have not been released, but media reports have suggested Shanghai paid 60 million euros ($62.6 million) to lure the 25-year-old to the Chinese super league club.
Fans wearing the team’s red and white colours shouted “Oscar, Oscar!” when the Brazilian arrived at Shanghai’s international airport on Monday. He stopped to sign autographs before being led away by team officials.
“I think it will definitely enhance the team’s capabilities,” Shao Lei, a 30-year-old SIPG supporter, said of the latest Brazilian to sign with the Shanghai club.
“Our goal is to strive for the championship, nothing else,” he told Reuters Television.
The figures cited in British media reports would make Oscar the world’s highest paid player at about 400,000 pounds a week ($490,760).
However, he could be eclipsed by Carlos Tevez when the Argentine signs a huge contract with Shanghai Shenhua that could earn the striker 615,000 pounds a week, according to reports.
Oscar scored 38 goals in 203 appearances for Chelsea and lifted the Premier League, League Cup and Europa League titles during his four-and-a-half-year spell at the club.
He will link up with compatriots Hulk and Elkeson who are already plying their trade at Shanghai SIPG, led by former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas.