Finally!!! Someone former Chelsea star, Oscar Emboaba, has a connection with and can speak English to at Shanghai SIPG, beside Andre Villas-Boas.

Ex-Chelsea defender, Ricardo Carvalho has become the latest big-name footballer to finalise a move to the Chinese Super League with the Portuguese defender joining Oscar’s Shanghai SIPG.

The experienced centre back has signed a one-year deal with former Chelsea manager, Andre Villas-Boas’ side to follow in the footsteps of fellow stars Oscar and Hulk.

Shanghai SIPG snapped up the former Chelsea and Real Madrid ace on a free transfer after the 38-year-old was released by French outfit Monaco.

Villas-Boas, who worked with Carvalho during his time as Jose Mourinho’s assistant at Chelsea, previously said of the veteran: ‘I have a good relationship with Carvalho, who has a wonderful professional career.

‘His CV makes it impossible for me to doubt his considerable stature among his peers. I’m impressed by the composure he showed on his first day of training. Right now he’s just training with us. We’ll make a decision in due time.’

Carvalho has won major honours throughout his time in European football with the Portuguese winning the domestic title in Portugal, England and Spain.

Author: Yemi Olarinre