Oscar is set to start his fifth season at Shanghai Port, the club that perplexed everyone, when it was made in 2017 with the services of the Brazilian for 60 million euros. A signing that is the most expensive in the history of the Chinese Super League (and it will be for a long time), but if we look at its amortization it can become the cheapest. And is that taking a look at the ten most expensive signings in the competition, Oscar is in a position to be a bicoca from the economic point of view. So much that not even Paulinho, who for many is the most influential foreigner in the history of the competition, as well as Daro Conca, you can get coughing in this regard. All this, with the inescapable condition that they continue their relationship with the Shanghai Port until the end of their contract.
The footballer, who has a new name in his renamed Shanghai Port (antiguo Shanghai SIPG), now has four full seasons at the club. After landing next to Villas Boas in 2016, it was Second Pereira who accompanied him for the next three years. With him, he achieved his greatest achievement in the team with the league title of 2018, cutting the hegemony of seven consecutive leagues of the Guangzhou FC. With four years behind him, the Brazilian could have completed only half of his stay at the Shanghai Port. Since, if we stick to his contract, Oscar is one of the famous footballers in the competition, who has his future most tied to the Chinese Super League. Since at the end of his third season, the club agreed to a contract extension until the end of 2024. Or what is the same, he can play four more years in the Chinese Super League, completing a cycle of eight seasons, which will involve an annual outlay of 7.5 million euros. Money well invested, for one of the most decisive players in the competition.
Data in which it does not overshadow or Paulinho. Should his contract expire, which ends in the summer of 2022, the Brazilian will not go beyond having played six seasons at Guangzhou FC, with an intermediate step in the Barcelona inclusive. Taking into account that the total amount that the club that presides Xu Jiayin disbursed by Paulinho is 61.5 million euros (between his two transfers of 14 million from the Tottenham and 42 million from Barcelona, plus the initial transfer of 5.5 ‘kilos’), if the Brazilian decides to leave when fulfilling his contract, it will have cost 10.25 million euros per year, almost three more per year than Oscar. And it looks like Paulinho and Guangzhou FC will not continue their relationship beyond that date, as the talks for their renewal have been stalled, and the club would even be open to their departure early, to get a good economic ‘pinch’ with their transfer.
Hulk claps after a match.
On the podium of the most expensive signings, in addition to Oscar, are two other Brazilians who have fired their clubs in December. Oscar’s battle buddy at the Shanghai Port, Hulk On December 7, he put an end to four and a half seasons at the club, which he arrived at from Zenit after paying 55.8 million euros. A stage in which the Hulk leaves behind a colossal legacy, with a total of 145 games in which he has scored 76 goals and provided 54 assists. And that, in economic terms, has meant an annual amortization of 12.4 million to the Shanghai Port in that period. Amount exceeding the ten million euros per year to which the cycle of Alex Teixeira at Jiangsu FC. The club, already in the process of dissolution, which Alex Teixeira led to win the title of the Chinese Super League for the first time last season, and where he arrived for 50 million euros from Shakhtar Donetsk five behind.
After the ‘four magnificent’ Brazilians who have polished the Chinese Super League for the last five years, a Jackson Martnez that little could be shown due to the injuries. Although the amortization of the transfer to Guangzhou FC did not exceed 10.5 million euros each year, the truth is that, in addition to his poor background in the team, a relevant detail must also be taken into account: of his four years in Guangzhou FC, season and a half passed them on loan to Portimonense of Liga NOS. Another forward like Bakambu, who came to Beijing Guoan for 40 million from Villarreal, is preparing to fulfill his last year of the four years of a contract he signed with the capital’s team. Considering the new economic reality of the competition, which makes its continuity almost impossible, Beijing Guoan will have disbursed ten million per year in amortization for his signing. This is again higher than the 7.5 million euros that Oscar can bring to the Shanghai Port, if he reaches the end of his contract in 2024.
Jaskson Martnez, dolorido
The one who backfired, in financial terms, is none other than the now-defunct Tianjin Tianhai. Your adventure with Anthony Modeste It ended badly between both parties, and this despite the fact that between the initial transfer and subsequent transfer, Shu Yuhui’s club lost 34.7 ‘kilos’. Knowing that the link on the pitch between club and player did not go beyond a year due to the distancing of both parties, the former Tianjin Quanjian had to face an annual amortization equal to the payment of his transfer. An unparalleled number, because in the top-10 list of the most expensive acquisitions in the history of the Chinese Super League, no one comes close to this number. The following in this relationship, Ramires (Jiangsu FC) and Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Pro), they implied an annual amortization of 8 and 15 million euros, respectively. Although it is true that in the case of the Belgian, the Dalian Pro recovered two years later with its sale, twenty-seven of the thirty million that it had paid to Atltico de Madrid in the first place.
A balance of numbers that, as we see, places Oscar with the possibility of becoming the biggest bargain, considering cost and durability, of the most famous signings in the history of the Chinese Super League. Since, if he adds to this season that begins in two weeks, his fifth at Shanghai Port, the other three years remaining on his contract, the Brazilian will have meant 7.5 million per year for Shanghai Port. A figure that would make Oscar the perfect representation in Chinese football, that when something expensive (in this case, very expensive), it can even be cheap. Quite a bargain of 60 ‘kilos’.