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Wednesday 25 July 2012

Brazilian star Oscar joins Chelsea

Talented playmaker becomes the fourth signing for the Blues this summer

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has made his fourth signing this summer

Chelsea have completed the signing of Brazil international Oscar from Internacional.

The 20-year-old playmaker, who is preparing for Brazil's London 2012 Olympic campaign, has become Chelsea's fourth signing of the summer.

"A 5ft 10in attacking midfielder who can play wide, he has a reputation for good pass-and-move football, protecting the ball and choosing the right moment to play passes," read a statement on the club's official website.

Oscar, full name Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior, started his career with Sao Paulo in Brazil, making his first-team debut in 2008.

Brightest stars

He moved to Internacional two years later and was used as a substitute in the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup.

Regarded as one of his country’s brightest stars, Oscar has played for Brazil at every age group from Under-15 to Under-20 and was part of the side that won the Under-17 World Championships four years ago.

He also scored a hat-trick as his side defeated Portugal 3-2 in Colombia to win the FIFA Under-20 World Cup last year.

Oscar made his senior debut for Brazil in September 2011 and has won six caps, the last of those coming against Argentina in June, a match in which he claimed his first goal for his country.

Chelsea have already completed the signings of brothers Eden and Thorgan Hazard as well as Marko Marin in this transfer window.

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Key Points

  • Brazil international Oscar signs for Chelsea
  • Playmaker is set to take part in the Olympic football tournament
  • Oscar has made six appearances for his country at senior level
Tags: Chelsea