Oscar has had a remarkable season for Shanghai SIPG in China

Oscar has broken the assist record in China

Footballers have incredibly short careers so can we really blame them for wanting to make as much money as possible during their 10-15 year in the professional game?

There are times when a player pretty much sacrifices their career because of their lure of being paid a ludicrous amount.

Some football fans will criticise them for being greedy, while others accept that they would probably do the same if they were given the opportunity.

One player that raised eyebrows for his controversial move to earn a little bit more money was Oscar.

The Brazilian left Chelsea at the peak of his powers to sign for Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG for £60 million.

The then-25-year-old was developing into a world-class attacking midfielder but he simply couldn’t resist an offer of £400,000-per-week in China.

But Oscar seems to be flourishing in Shanghai since his move in December 2016.

Oscar is loving life in China

Although his first campaign wasn’t the best.

He may have scored on his debut but was soon banned for eight matches for starting a brawl.

His side finished second in the league, lost the cup final and were knocked out of the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League.

But his second season has been much, much better.

In fact, it’s been record-breaking for Oscar.

He’s scored 16 goals and has added 18 assists - a new Chinese Super League record.

What’s more, Shanghai SIPG are top of the league, four points clear with just five matches left to play.

And, during those five matches, Oscar has an opportunity to extend his record of 18 assists in a single season.

Whether the now 27-year-old will see it as ‘work done’ in China after such an incredible season and look to return to Europe in January remains to be seen…

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