Ex-Chelsea star Oscar sees his move to Flamengo “canceled at the last minute by Shanghai SIPG after they back out on the deal” – despite the playmaker being pictured in the Brazilian club’s shirt two weeks ago!
- Oscar’s move to Flamengo collapses after Shanghai SIPG go back on their word
- The attacking midfielder had already signed a contract with the Brazilian club
- Oscar sent out a tweet saying he was keen to move, but it was impossible
Oscar’s proposed move to Flamengo has reportedly fallen through after Shanghai SIPG decided not to sign documents allowing the deal to go ahead.
In accordance Fabrizio Romanothe player had already signed a contract on August 5 – and was even pictured in the Brazilian shirt – leading Flamengo to believe there would be no pitfalls as they prepared an official announcement.
But less than two weeks after signing a deal to return to his homeland, Oscar, formerly of Chelsea, revealed on Twitter that he was keen to get the move over the line but that it was not possible at the time.
Brazilian midfielder Oscar’s move from Shanghai SIPG to Flamengo fell through after the player had already signed a contract on August 5
The ex-Chelsea player had already posed for photos in a Flamengo shirt
The 30-year-old midfielder sent out a tweet to explain the situation, saying: “I appreciate the interest of Flamengo and the fans, but it was not possible to do so at that moment.
“I wish the club the best of luck and all the friends I have there for the rest of this season. Thanks everyone!’
The Brazilian’s move to the Chinese Super League was one that caught the attention of football fans after he swapped a place in a Chelsea side on the brink of winning the Premier League in a move seen by many as purely financial driven.
He joined the likes of Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Robinho in moving to China, but he was still only 25, while the other three were nearing the end of their careers at the top of the game.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claimed that Oscar signed a contract with Flamengo on August 5
The 30-year-old midfielder recently took to Twitter to explain why the move had fallen through
Oscar joined the Chinese side in 2017 for £54m and has made 173 appearances, scoring 51 goals and assisting a further 94 in winning both the league and the Chinese Cup on one occasion.
Shanghai SIPG can count among its former managers ex-Tottenham, Chelsea and Zenit St. Petersburg boss Andre Villas-Boas, who managed the club for 12 months between November 2016 and November 2017, and ex-England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson who was in the club. reins between 2014 and 2016.
Among Oscar’s team-mates for several seasons was his compatriot Hulk, who left for his native Brazil in February 2021 to join Atletico-MG, where he would go on to link up with another former Blue in Diego Costa.
Oscar played with compatriot Hulk in Shanghai until he left for Atletico-MG last year