Former Liverpool defender and football pundit Jamie Carragher has labelled the potential transfer of Chelsea star Oscar to China as an embarrassment.
Carragher belted out his frustrations on the transfer involving Oscar after report broke that the Brazilian international will complete a £60m move to Chinese star Shanghai SIPG with an estimated weekly wage of £400,000 to make him the third highest earner in world football.
In his words, Jamie Carrgher said: “It is a sad day for football when a player about to enter his prime moves for financial reasons and nothing else.”
“The money is astronomical, but it’s not as if he is on a pittance at Chelsea.
“This is not a move to further his career. He will talk about the league growing in China, the chance to work with Andre Villas-Boas and the excitement about a new adventure — but we all know those words will be nonsense.
“He has gone for the size of the contract. Nothing else.
“Players used to look for a pay day in their mid-thirties when their career was coming to an end. We all understood that.
“With the riches now on offer in China, I could understand a player’s head getting turned when he reaches 30 — but 25?
“It is embarrassing that a player would give up his career and the chance to compete for the biggest prizes in the game just for money.” he further stated.