Scout Report: Oscar

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July 21, 2012 by backofthenetjl

The first of many scout reports that I will be doing is on Brazillian midfielder Oscar, who is on the verge of signing for Chelsea.

Oscar caught the eye of many in 2011, when he netted a stunning hat-trick in the FIFA U-20 World Cup final against Portugal. His performance was outstanding, he was at the heart of everything, dictating play and completely controlling the game. He shone in a Brazil side that boasted the sensational talents and qualities of Neymar and Lucas Moura.

Since then Oscar has developed and improved even further, he now has 36 appearances to his name for his Club Internacional and has been capped 6 times for his country, which is very good for a player who is still only 20 years of age. He has only scored 11 goals for the Liga do Brasil side but has contribution to the team has been impeccable.

In the recent Olympic warm up match against Team GB, Oscar really caught me eye, I didn’t realise he was that good, he really did impress. He provided the assist for the opening goal and his overall performance was excellent. He controlled the tempo of the game and dictated play throughout. He was up against Ryan Giggs in midfield, a player who possesses a champions league winners medal, numerous premier league medals and a career that has provided many golden moments. Even Giggs was stunned, he found it very difficult to keep Oscar quiet, proving his quality and portraying his talent. I had expected Oscar to hide in the shadow of Neymar, yet the samba star’s impressive display proves that he is equally as good as his compatriot.

Oscar is now 20, he is vastly improving and developing all area’s of his game, not that there are many to improve on. He is still only very young and has plenty of time left in his career, although its not bad to be forcing your way into the national team and making a name for yourself on the world stage at such a young age. If he continues the way he is playing, gets his attitude fully sorted and remains confident then if he decides his future lies with Chelsea and the move is secured, the blues will have some player on their books, Oscar has the potential to play at the highest level.

Passing – Oscar is very calm and confident in possession and his passing is accurate: 8/10

Dribbling – A very strong aspect of his game, always full of tricks and has good balance: 9/10

Shooting – He can strike the ball very cleanly with both feet, especially from range: 8/10

Crossing – He is very good at set pieces and his crossing is fairly good: 7/10

Defending – One of the area’s he may need to work on, without the ball is when he struggles: 6/10

Potential – He can play at a very high level, but must not repeat the likes of Kleberson and find life in England difficult: 8/10

Value: £25 Million

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