Brazil ace agrees Stamford Bridge move.
Premier League giants Chelsea have completed the signing of Internacional midfielder Oscar just before the youngster begins his campaign for Brazil at the Olympics.
The 20-year-old playmaker has been the subject of intense speculation linking him with a move to Stamford Bridge all summer.
Oscar confirmed he had already passed a medical after starring in Brazil’s 2-0 friendly win over Great Britain in Middlesbrough on Friday night, but was previously keen to point out that he has not signed a contract with Roberto Di Matteo’s side.
That of course has now changed.
“I only had a meeting with the doctor, nothing else,” explained Oscar. “I didn’t sign any contract yet and I will wait until the end of the Olympic games to decide my future.”
“All Brazilian players have this dream. I have, like everybody the dream to play in Europe and the Premier League.”
Oscar joined Internacional from Sao Paulo in 2009 and last summer scored a hat-trick in the Under-20 World Cup final as Brazil beat Portugal.
He insisted earlier this week that the Olympics remain his primary focus, and will appreciate Chelsea getting the transfer deal out of the way early.
“It is like a dream for me, participating in the Olympics, it’s so important for my career and I hope to win the gold medal here,” he said.
“It was a good result tonight but we also have to improve and grow during the competition to reach the final.
“I am enjoying, it is not a pressure, I am focussed on the Olympics but want to show the British fans that I can play well here.”
With Oscar, Eden Hazard, and Marko Marin all signed to operate behind the likes of Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge, Chelsea are building a formidable attacking line.
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