Twitter reacts to transfer of Oscar from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG

The transfer of Oscar to Chinese club Shanghai SIPG was confirmed on Friday by Chelsea’s official website.

It’s a move that has provoked controversy, a signal that the new influx of Chinese mega money is adding a new dynamic to world football.

Oscar was a highly effective midfielder for Chelsea but the Stamford Bridge club could barely refuse the reported fee of around £60m, especially for a player that has only made 5 Premier League starts under new boss Antonio Conte.

It’s unlikely Oscar will be the last high profile player to move to the Chinese Super League, with seemingly more clubs beyond Shanghai swimming with the money it takes to attract stars to Asia.

Is this a good deal for Chelsea? Or is it a sign of potential danger? If Chinese clubs can start going direct to the source for talent instead of via the big clubs, there’s a chance the likes of Chelsea could miss out of the stars of the future.

Fans have been taking to Twitter to give their opinion on the matter…