A South American football expert has compared Brazil starlet Oscar to Real Madrid superstars Kaka and Mesut Ozil.
Oscar has reportedly sealed a £25million switch to Stamford Bridge, although there has been no official confirmation from the west London club. The 20-year-old Brazilian is widely regarded as one of his country's best young talents, and Rupert Fryer, founder of southamericanfootball.co.uk, has hailed the youngster as a stylish attacking midfielder.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Fryer described Oscar as a "quick, dynamic and very athletic player," and Chelsea will hope the Internacional starlet will quickly integrate into what is increasingly looking like a slick, young and exciting Blues side.
"He's been compared to Kaka as he's quick, but I think Oscar has a better eye for a pass," said Fryer. "Kaka's main gift was speed, Oscar prefers to operate in the spaces between the lines. I'd say he's more like Mesut Ozil, though perhaps not technically as gifted."
Oscar bagged a hat-trick in the final of the 2011 under-20 World Cup, helping Brazil to win the title. A fee of £25million has been reported as enough to see Oscar join Chelsea, although Tottenham are also thought to be interested.
Blues fans will get a first look at the Brazil star when the Samba Boys' arrive in London for the upcoming Olympics. The Brazil squad, which includes Alexandre Pato, Neymar and Lucas Moura, as well as Oscar, is the favourite to take gold in London.
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