Oscar, or if you want his actual name, Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior, the Brazilian midfielder who is widely slated to be one of the stars of the football portion of the 2012 London Olympics might not have to go too far once its over. His new home is most likely Stamford Bridge. Roman Abramovich is spending £25m to bring the Internacional star to the club. With Oscar’s signing, the Russian oligarch’s spending has skyrocketed to £60m this pre-season.
He has already bought Eden Hazard and Marco Marin for £40m and there is serious money being plonked down to bringing Hulk from Porto, in the region of another £40m. Which could push his spending to £100m and counting.
No wonder 2012 Euro Golden Ball winner, Fernando Torres, all of £50m worth is being told he might have to warm the bench. Meanwhile, Abramovich continues to kick sand into UEFA’s face over financial fair play rules. At this point spending is like a runaway train with no signs of a slowdown in time for those rules to come into effect by 2014.