Oscar move massive for Chinese football, says Villas-Boas

Oscar move massive for Chinese football, says Villas-Boas
12-Jan-2017 01:40 YAHOO

(Reuters) - Manager Andre Villas-Boas believes Oscar's decision to join Shanghai SIPG is a significant move for the growth of Chinese Super League (CSL) because of the Brazilian's relative youth. Having signed the 25-year-old midfielder from Chelsea for a reported figure of 60 million euros ($63.80 million), the Portuguese manager hopes he can help SIPG to their first CSL title in the upcoming season. "The fact that Oscar has signed for Shanghai means a lot for Chinese football," Villas Boas told DSP magazine in Qatar, where his team are preparing for the new season.