LIVERPOOL LEGEND SLAMS OSCAR FOR CHOOSING MONEY OVER HIS CAREER

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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.”

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