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Oscar to become world's third highest paid player at Shanghai SIPG — report

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Wowza.

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If you're wondering what it might take to convince a 25-year-old Premier League-quality midfielder to go play in China basically in the prime of his career, here's Matt Hughes of The Times with the necessary numbers.

Oscar will become the third highest-paid player in the world on an astonishing annual salary of £20 million after tax following his move from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG. The Brazil midfielder has been offered weekly net wages of £400,000 by the Chinese Super League club, which would leave him behind only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

-source: Times

This is the offer that Oscar has apparently "concluded" that "is too good to turn down" as per the report, which also states that there's random interest from Fenerbahce because there's always random interest from Fenerbahce (or Besiktas or some other random Turkish team).

Oscar's proposed wages would be more than Paul Pogba or Gareth Bale, players number one and two on the all-time highest transfer fee list.

Not bad, not bad at all.