Oscar's life story: Close to signing for Besiktas?

"I come from a poor family that never had anything"

by Sead Dedovic
Oscar's life story: Close to signing for Besiktas?

There was a shock in the football world in 2017 when the Brazilian Oscar announced his departure from Chelsea. A massive contract of 20 million euros net per season was offered to him by the Chinese club Shanghai SIPG, which made him decide to join them, and to start a new chapter.

He opened up about having given up his involvement in the national team and his career in announcing in order to be able to provide for himself in his old age. The Chinese have a lot of money and every player cannot refuse such an offer for the sake of his family.

Every worker will accept a better financial offer for the sake of his family," Oscar said, adding that China has a lot of money: "I come from a poor family that never had anything. These are the fruits of my hard work and I feel like a winner because of this contract.

I am not interested in criticism. I was thinking about my family and the future. I don't want to be poor in my old age and live on memories." , Oscar continued. A few months ago, there was talk that he might be returning home to Flamengo, but at the very last minute, the deal fell through, so now he is one of the few left in this country.


However, now he has a new chance to leave China. He has been asked to join the Besiktas team, and they have started the process of bringing him to Turkey. The chances of Oscar succeeding in this are not good, since he is subject to a contract with Shanghai, China until November 2024, meaning Besiktas would have to make a very good offer to win Oscar.

In the last six years of his career, he has taken more than enough money in order to live peacefully for the rest of his life. In the next few months, we will see what decision the Brazilian midfielder will make when it comes to it all.

In the 194 matches that Oscar played for the Chinese club, he scored 57 goals and contributed 104 assists. In 203 matches that he played for Chelsea, he scored 38 goals and contributed 37 assists. Oscar has also played for Internacional and Sao Paulo.