Oscar has completed a medical and been granted a work permit as he closes in on a £25million move to Chelsea.
The 20-year-old midfielder will join the European champions after the Olympics from Brazilian side Internacional.
Oscar, is a rising star of South American football, and has established himself at international level with six full caps and is expected to play a key role at the 2014 World Cup in his home country.
Chelsea will give him some time off after the Olympics before slotting him into a free role in Roberto Di Matteo’s new system.
He is adept as a playmaker or in the role behind the striker and equally comfortable on the left or right of midfield. He is described as a ‘typically brilliant Brazilian No 10’.
Oscar is also a proven goalscorer. He hit a hat-trick in last year’s Under 20 World Cup final victory over Portugal and has a strike rate of a goal in every three matches for Inter.
His arrival brings Chelsea’s spending this summer to £63.5m following the capture of Eden Hazard and Marko Marin.
The signing boosts the Brazilian contingent at Stamford Bridge, where Oscar will be joining Ramires, David Luiz and exciting young prospect Lucas Piazon.
From what I have seen and heard, Oscar is a great talent. I just wonder where he will fit into the Chelsea line-up and Juan Mata and Eden Hazard also like to play in the hole behind the striker. Is there anyway that Di Matteo can play all three of them together at the same time?
There is no doubt that Abramovich was stunned by the criticism of Chelsea’s defensive play in the Champions League and wants to add more flair and playmaking to the side this season. I just wonder how all these playmakers are going to fit together? It might be that Di Matteo ends up playing the Spain formation with no striker in an attempt to get all these “Number 10’s on the pitch at the same time!