Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher is one of those who are disappointed with Oscar’s impending move to China.
The former Reds player believes it’s embarrassing for a player to dump his career to chase money at the age of 25.
Writing in the Daily Mail, he said: “The money is astronomical, but it’s not as if he is on a pittance at Chelsea.
“This is not a move to further his career. He will talk about the league growing in China, the chance to work with Andre Villas-Boas and the excitement about a new adventure-but we all know those words will be nonsense.
“He had gone for the size of the contract. Nothing else. Players used to look for a pay day in their mid-thirties when their career was coming to and end. We all understood that.
“With the riches now on offer in China, I could understand a player’s head getting turned when he reaches 30 – but 25?
“It’s embarrassing that a player would give up his career and the chance to compete for the biggest prizes in the game just for money.”