Excitement in Camp Nou as Former Chelsea Star Linked With Big Move To Barcelona

Excitement in Camp Nou as Former Chelsea Star Linked With Big Move To Barcelona

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Barcelona have been offered the chance to sign ex-Chelsea midfielder Oscar after offloading Coutinho
  • Oscar is the fifth-highest earner in world football and his contract at Shanghai SIPG runs until 2024
  • Oscar would be willing to reduce his salary in order to return to European football by joining Barcelona

Barcelona could pull off another financial masterpiece by signing Oscar on an extremely low contract.

Excitement in Camp Nou as Ex-Chelsea star linked to Top Spanish Club
Oscar's contract at Shanghai SIPG runs until 2024 but the Brazil International wants to return to Europe. Photo by Simon Holmes
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The Catalan giants have been plagued by financial difficulties in recent years which has seen the club struggle to register new signings and forced senior squad players to reduce their salaries after owing huge debts.

Barcelona’s financial difficulties prompted the Spanish giants to sell off former captain Lionel Messi after struggling to meet up with the Argentine’s wages despite Messi offering to accept a 50% pay cut.

However, Spanish news outlet Marca now reports that Barcelona are now interested in bringing in former Chelsea midfielder Oscar dos Santos to the Nou Camp after recently announcing the signature of Ferran Torres from Manchester City.

Oscar who is currently the 5th highest earner in world football after sealing a 60 million euros move to Chinese club Shanghai SIPG from Chelsea is said to be interested in the move to Barcelona as the Brazilian would prefer returning to European football.

The 30-year-old Brazilian who has won the Super League and a Super Cup in China is said to be willing to reduce his salary in order to be able to join up with Barcelona.

Dani Alves returned to Catalonia back in November and became the lowest-paid player at the club, with some reports suggesting he earns just €1-a-week and according to the Express, the former Chelsea attacking-midfielder Oscar could do the same.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..