XI'AN, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Super League side Shijiazhuang Ever Bright completed the signing of Democratic Congolese striker Oscar Taty Maritu from Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic on Monday.
Oscar, 20, has signed a contract with the CSL newly-promoted after the two clubs reached an agreement for a reported transfer fee of 15 million Chinese yuan (around 2.15 million U.S. dollars).
"We can confirm the departure of Oscar Taty Maritu who has completed a transfer to Shijiazhuang Ever Bright," the Chinese second-tier football club Chang'an Athletic said in a statement. "We wish him all the best for the future."
Oscar made 26 appearance for Chang'an Athletic after joining from Yanbian Fude in 2019, scoring 22 goals.
The 20-year-old was a key part of the side that avoided relegation in last season's China League (Chinese second division league). He scored four times in the last round of the season 2019, becoming the best striker in the league.
"It is painful to say goodbye to everyone, I will put you in my heart forever. I know you love me and I love you too, I'd like to thank you for everything you've done for me," Oscar told his fans in Shaanxi through a short video.
"We'd like to enhance our power of attack after Oscar's arrival," Shijiazhuang Ever Bright said in its official statement.
Shijiazhuang Ever Bright ever played the CSL since the year 2015-2016. In the 2019 season, the team sat in the 2nd of 16 teams table and secured its position in the upcoming 2020 CSL.
All the Chinese domestic football matches of the 2020 season have been postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.