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  • zocoss's Avatar
    25,009 posts since Sep '05
    • Exclusive: Chelsea win the Oscar... Roman beats AVB to grab £25m Brazil playmaker

       

      Star man: The Internacional striker is one of world football's hottest prospects

       

      Star man: The Internacional striker is one of world football's hottest prospects

       

       

      OSCAR FACTFILE

      Full name: Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior

      Born: September 9, 1991 in
      Americano, Sao Paulo.

      Height: 5ft 10in.

      2009: Sao Paulo, played 11 games.

      From 2010: Signed for Internacional.

      Has scored 19 goals in 70 games
      for the club.

      International: Six Brazil caps.

       

       

       

       

      Chelsea have pulled off another transfer coup by clinching the signature of £25million Brazilian wonderkid Oscar.

      Despite already splashing out £42m on Marko Marin and Eden Hazard, Roman Abramovich's latest revolution shows no signs of abating after he moved in for the Internacional playmaker who is regarded as one of the most exciting talents to emerge from Brazil in years.

      Chelsea had a bid of £32m for Luka Modric rejected but they have now agreed a deal for Internacional's Oscar

      To add further flavour to the European champions' deal, they have pipped their former manager Andre Villas-Boas in the process.  

      Tottenham's new boss thought he was in a strong position to land 20-year-old Oscar after making an offer last week.

      It was reported the bid was £11m, but sources in South America say it was much higher than that and a club-record offer of nearer £18m.

      Chelsea, however, have moved quickly to swamp Tottenham's offer and beat their former charge to his signature.  

      Oscar shot to prominence last summer when he became the first player to score a hat-trick in the FIFA Under 20 World Cup final against Portugal.

      The Brazilian - full name Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior - was also watched by Real Madrid and Barcelona.

      He is adept as a playmaker or in the role behind the striker and equally comfortable on the left or right of midfield. He is described as a 'typically brilliant Brazilian No 10'.

      The acquisition will put pressure on the position of Stamford Bridge idol Juan Mata, who is expected to be rested at the start of the season due to his participation in the Olympics for Spain.

       

      Losing battle: Tottenham's new boss AVB was also interested in the Brazil starlet

      Losing battle: Tottenham's new boss AVB was also interested in the Brazil starlet

       
       

      Chelsea fans will be able to get an early sight of the new signing as he is also a member of his country's Olympic squad.

      Chelsea came in for criticism for the way they won the Champions League with an obdurate defensive style. 

      However, the signing of Oscar is another bold statement of intent from Abramovich as he strives to make Chelsea a more fluid, attacking team in the mould of Barcelona.

      The signing boosts the Brazilian contingent at Stamford Bridge, where Oscar will be joining Ramires in midfield, David Luiz and exciting young prospect Lucas Piazon.

       

       

      Eden Hazard    Marko Marin

      Summer signings: Hazard and Marin have already completed moves to Chelsea

       

       

      Abramovich believes if manager Roberto Di Matteo can channel that flair alongside the defensive grit the squad showed to win the Champions League, then Chelsea will be well placed to mount more serious challenges on domestic and European honours.

      And his spending hasn't finished yet, with Chelsea also linked to another Brazilian star, 25-year-old striker Hulk of Porto.

       

       

      Edited by zocoss 10 Jul `12, 8:40AM
  • dragg's Avatar
    49,241 posts since Mar '05
    • keep signing young players but never see them featured in any of the 1st team squad.

  • mlmersrlosers's Avatar
    1,258 posts since Jan '08
  • Bus&Soccer l0v3r (VO3x 1)'s Avatar
    33,609 posts since May '09
    • who?

      i only know Lucas and Damiao...

      Edited by Bus&Soccer l0v3r (VO3x 1) 10 Jul `12, 7:56PM
  • I.imba's Avatar
    479 posts since Dec '11
    • Originally posted by dragg:

      keep signing young players but never see them featured in any of the 1st team squad.

      sign and sign and sign lor

      dun play them, then make them want to transfer away lor...

      see now sturridge 

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  • zocoss's Avatar
    25,009 posts since Sep '05
    • Here's Oscar... Brazil star jets in to seal £25m Chelsea move

       

      Rising star: Oscar lands at Heathrow

      Rising star: Oscar lands at Heathrow

       

       

       

      Brazil sensation Oscar arrived in London for a medical on Tuesday ahead of his £25million move to Chelsea.

      The 20-year-old midfielder will join the European champions after the Olympics from Brazilian side Internacional.

      He has been named in his national squad for the Games and is expected to play against Team GB at the Riverside in Middlesbrough on Friday.

      Oscar, the rising star of South American football, has established himself at international level with six full caps and is expected to play a key role at the 2014 World Cup in his home country.

      Chelsea will give him some time off after the Olympics before slotting him into a free role in Roberto Di Matteo's new system.

      He is adept as a playmaker or in the role behind the striker and equally comfortable on the left or right of midfield. He is described as a 'typically brilliant Brazilian No 10'.

       

       

      Moving on: Oscar is set to join Chelsea after the Olympics

      Moving on: Oscar is poised to join Chelsea after the Olympics

       

       

      Oscar is also a proven goalscorer. He hit a hat-trick in last year's Under 20 World Cup final victory over Portugal and has a strike rate of a goal in every three matches for Inter.

      After landing at Heathrow, Oscar had his medical in the southwest London suburb of New Malden before joining his Brazil team-mates.

      His arrival brings Chelsea's spending this summer to £63.5m following the capture of Eden Hazard and Marko Marin.


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