Chelsea FC swoop for £25 million Oscar
Chelsea’s summer spending is spiralling out of control, with the west London club adding Oscar to a squad brimming with world-class players in a deal thought to be worth £25 million.
July 25th, 2012
Oscar is a Brazilian playmaker and has already featured for the Brazil national team at the age of 20, with the midfielder part of the squad that will compete at the forthcoming Olympics.
Frank Lampard believes that the arrival of Eden Hazard, Marko Marin and Oscar are a good thing for Chelsea as competition for places intensifies on a week-to-week basis.
“We proved to be a great team and a great unit in the second half of last season,” he told the club’s official website, www.chelseafc.com.
“This year maybe we are slightly different because we have more new young players coming in.
“There might not be the settled togetherness that we had on the pitch at that side because we had been together a long time.
“But there is an excitement about our team as well and that’s probably the main difference.
“Everyone is trying to impress, and you never lose that in pre-season, there’s not one manager I’ve met yet who will close the door on any player.
“We have to perform at a high level to stay in the team because of the quality of the squad we have.”