It’s a week and few days to the winter transfer window and yet transfer rumours can’t stop circulating. Certainly, there’s no smoke without fire and so some transfer rumours will carry some element of truth. However, nothing can be hidden under the sun as much as the clubs involved are willing to do business. This is just the case with Chelsea and their Brazilian playmaker, Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior. Reports this week revealed a proposed £60m transfer to Chinese club Shanghai SIPG. If this transfer scales through, then this will be the biggest in the history of the London club surpassing David Luiz £50m move to PSG few years ago.
Here are 3 reasons Oscar’s sale makes so much sense:
FINANCIAL PROFIT MARGIN:
After the purchasing of the Brazilian playmaker from Internacional for about £26m, Chelsea will make a huge profit of £34m. Massive cash for a player who is not a first team regular and whose time at the London club has often seen him criticised for consistent inconsistencies. More so, the fee can be part of the transfer kitty for manager, Antonio Conte to buy the players he wants for his Chelsea revolution. Nice piece of business if you ask me.
The last time we sold a player for so much money, we posted a profit in our financial records. Oscar’s sale will be no different as it will surely help the club balance our financial accounts, if there’s a case of loss or deficit. It’s a huge deal that can also help us comply with UEFA Financial Fair play rules. By so doing, collecting massive pay for a high earner and star player on the fringes of the first team usually warming the substitutes bench is a no-brainer.
From a sporting perspective, Oscar’s sale will be huge plus for the academy. This will free up a space in the team that can be taken by any of our youngsters/academy graduates currently in the first team. This would be a huge opportunity for the likes of Kennedy, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah and many others. More so, this will mean taking off a disgruntled player who is peripheral to the team and hasn’t played much this season. Smart business for Chelsea.
Let’s see how it turns out at the end. It’s bubbles or bust for Chelsea. Cheers!