“Chinese Market A Danger for All” Admits Antonio Conte
Posted by Featured Articles | Published on December 16, 2016
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has described the Chinese Super League as “a danger” to the European league’s elite clubs due to the abundance of money in the league. This quote comes as Chelsea midfielder Oscar is set to join Shanghai SIPG in a deal worth around £60 million.
The Brazilian international Oscar will look to join Andre Villas-Boas’s side after 4 years at the club. Oscar will become one of the highest-paid players in the world after he has been offered a whopping £350,000-a-week contract with Shanghai SIPG, who had a bid accepted by Chelsea earlier this week. The 25-year-old has told his teammates that he will soon be departing the side after Antonio Conte reluctantly gave the green light to the move.
Oscar has become merely a squad player since Antonio Conte has discovered his successful 3-4-3 formation which has got his side to the top of the table. Oscar will join former Chelsea player Ramires in the Chinese Super League who plays for Jiangsu Suning in 2016. As Oscar is still a relatively young player who could still have his best years ahead of him, it does show the abundance of wealth that the Chinese Super League can offer players. Conte stated that “The Chinese market is a danger for all. Not only for Chelsea but all the teams in the world but I think we must concentrate on our work, not think that in China there is a lot of money and they can arrive to take the players there.”
“I think this (English Premier) league is fantastic. To play in this league is a great opportunity, an honour. You must be very proud to play in this league because now it’s the best league in the world to play. For this reason, I don’t worry about this (happening very often)” Conte then added.