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Oscar touches down in China as Brazil midfielder completes £52million move from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG

Sports News 2nd January 2017

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  • Oscar is moving from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG in a £52million deal
  • Brazil midfielder touched down in Shanghai on Monday and was met by fans 
  • The 25-year-old received flowers and was given a scarf as he stopped for photos
  • Former Chelsea man is set to earn £400,000 a week in the Super League

Brazilian midfielder Oscar touched down in China on Monday ahead of his eye-watering £52million move to Shanghai SIPG.

The former Chelsea man was mobbed by fans at the airport as he arrived to begin his adventure in the Chinese Super League.

Oscar is set to earn £400,000 a week in Asia, and the 25-year-old was all smiles as he received flowers and met supporters at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport.

He was wearing a club scarf and met members of a supporters club, who had been waiting to greet him with gifts upon his arrival in China.

Oscar’s big-money move away from the Premier League comes after he fell out of favour under Antonio Conte at Chelsea.

He had not started a game for the league leaders since mid-September and, despite playing 11 matches this term, made the decision to move.

Oscar’s switch to Shanghai SIPG is the most expensive by a Chinese Super League club so far, as he joins up with former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas.

The same club broke the previous money record when they signed Oscar’s Brazil team-mate Hulk in June.

He joined for £47m from Zenit St Petersburg, but his £320,000-a-week move is dwarfed by Oscar’s transfer.

After sealing his move, Oscar wrote on Instagram: ‘I want to thank Chelsea, the owner and all the employees who have made my time at the club so special.

‘A very special thank you to the Chelsea fans you guys are very special and I am honoured to have been a part of your club.

‘We have won some special titles together.

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