Prized Brazilian midfielder, Oscar, arrives in China

Brazilian football star Oscar was cheered by supporters of his new Shanghai club when he arrived there on Monday.

Fans wearing the team’s red and white colours shouted “Oscar, Oscar!” when the Brazilian arrived at Shanghai’s international airport on Monday. He stopped to sign autographs before being led away by team officials.

Media reports have suggested that Oscar, who is moving to Shanghai SPIG from English Premier League club Chelsea, would be earning about $500,000 per week. That salary could make him one of the highest paid footballers in the world.

However, no financial details of Oscar’s transfer have been released but media reports have suggested Shanghai paid 60 million euros (approximately $62.6 million) to help him make up his mind to join the Chinese Super League club.

Oscar comes to China with a creditable track record for Chelsea, where he scored 38 goals in 203 appearances and lifted the Premier League, League Cup and Europa League titles during his four-and-a-half-year stint with the club.

He will have plenty of company from his old colleagues as teammates Elkeson and Hulk are already part of the action for Shanghai SPIG. The coach of the team is Andre Villas-Boas, who has also donned the Chelsea colours earlier.