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Oscar to become third highest paid player in world football earning £20m-a-year

Oscar is set to become the third highest paid player in the world earning an astonishing £400,000-a-week if he completes his staggering move to China.

The Chelsea midfielder’s £60million move to Andre-Villas Boas’ Shanghai SIPG is “90 per cent” completed.

According to the Times, the mega-rich Chinese side are willing to lure the 25-year-old away from Stamford Bridge by offering him a huge £20million salary per year.

If he finalises his January transfer, it will propel Oscar to becoming the third highest paid player in the world behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Portuguese star Ronaldo bagged himself a pay rise at the Bernabeu and wages of £440k a week whilst Argentine Lavezzi pulls in a eye-watering weekly sum of £493,000.

Barcelona’s maestro Lionel Messi pockets a cool £270k every week.

The Brazilian is currently earning £90,000-a-week at Chelsea and the huge increase in his pay packet would explain his willingness to play in the Chinese Super League.

He will also become Chelsea’s most expensive player in history, topping David Luiz’s £50m transfer to PSG in 2014.

Source: The Sun

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