Barcelona Can Repeat Dani Alves Trick As Mega-Rich Ex-Chelsea Ace Oscar Is ‘Offered’

Barcelona are on the lookout for a replacement midfielder following Philippe Coutinho’s departure to Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season, and could sign former Chelsea midfielder Oscar.

Barcelona have reportedly been offered former Chelsea star Oscar by his agent, but the player is not said to be a priority for the club right now.

Oscar left Chelsea to join Chinese Super League club Shanghai Port – then known as Shanghai Shenhua – for £60million in 2016.

The 30-year-old originally earned a reported wage of £400,000-a-week, but a contract extension two years after his arrival in China has seen his wages increase to £560,000-a-week. 

And despite earning such high wages in the Chinese Super League, according to journalist Gerard Romero, via Barcacentre, Oscar would be willing to accept the same contract conditions at the club as Dani Alves.

Alves, 38, re-joined the Catalan giants in January and is reportedly the lowest earner at the club with wages of just £23,500-a-week. 

Rumours elsewhere suggest Alves will earn as little as £200,000-per-year, which roughly equates to £5,000 per-week.

Eyebrows were raised when Oscar was first linked with Barcelona given the club’s on-going financial struggles, but if recent reports are to be believed then Oscar would be willing to accept low wages in order to join.

Barcelona remain on the lookout for a player to replace Philippe Coutinho, who recently returned to the Premier League with Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season.


Sports Staff

Posted Jan 12th, 2022

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