This young attacking midfielder is a highly rated prospect and has been scouted by many of the top European clubs, Tottenham included. He normally plays just behind the main striker(s), in a Van Der Vaart-type role. A key attribute of Oscar is that he can get goals from midfield, an area in which Spurs could vastly improve on.
Just 20, Oscar has achieved a lot in his short playing career. He was part of the academy set-up at União Barbarense then moved to São Paulo where he made his senior debut. In one year there he made 14 appearances, assisting in 2 goals during those games. He won the title with them before moving to Internacional.
He moved to Internacional in 2010 and has had two full seasons with them and is just starting his third. In total he has made 80 appearances for Internacional, scoring 18 times in the process. His second year, 2011, was his best year where he scored 13 times and created 10 goals for his teammates. He has won the Campeonato Gaúcho twice with Internacional, which is the top tier of football in the state of Brazil that Internacional play in.
He has already made his senior debut for the national side, which is no mean feat for a 20 year old. He has made 6 appearances for Brazil, starting 4 of them. He has 1 goal which was scored in the 4-3 loss to Argentina on the 9th of June.
To bring him to Tottenham would cost between £10 million and £25 million. Internacional see him as a future superstar and want to be heavily compensated for their loss. Our new head coach, André Villas-Boas, has reportedly spent several months scouting Oscar, despite not having a club for the majority of that time. However, now with Daniel Levy in the corner of AVB you can expect us to pay much less than £20-odd million for Oscar.
Oscar could be a brilliant signing if Spurs paid the right amount of money for him and could not only be one for the future, but one for right now and lead the midfield line in AVB’s reign at the Lane.
This article originally appeared on The Good, The Bad and The Spurs blog
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