Oscar reveals wish to continue his 'beautiful story' with Chelsea

Oscar would love to return to Chelsea after ‘building a beautiful story there’ before leaving for Shanghai SIPG in 2017 and the Brazilian ‘feels there is still a place’ for him at Stamford Bridge

  • Brazilian Oscar made 203 appearances for Chelsea between 2012 and 2017 
  • Attacking midfielder then signed for Shanghai SIPG in Chinese Super League
  • The 29-year-old hopes to return to Chelsea when his time in China is finished
  • Oscar also hopes to add to his 48 appearances for the Brazil national team 

Brazilian midfielder Oscar has revealed his desire to return to Chelsea later in his career, describing his time with the club as a ‘beautiful story’.

The 29-year-old has played for Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League since leaving Stamford Bridge in 2017, having made over 200 appearances for Chelsea across five seasons.

And it seems Oscar, who won two Premier League titles, the League Cup and the Europa League during his time there, dreams of a return one day.

Brazilian player Oscar is hopeful he will one day get the chance to return to Chelsea 

Oscar left Chelsea in 2017 to sign for the Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG

‘I don’t think about leaving China,’ he told Yellow and Green Football. ‘There is a great project for me here – but, to end my career, I would like to return to Chelsea.

‘I built a beautiful story there and went to the Premier League very young, at a time when fans did not trust Brazilian players that much. I helped change that.

‘I’ll be a bit older when I try this move again but, as I am playing very well, with good stats, I feel there is still a place for me at Chelsea.

‘I could take up all this interview talking about the good moments and memories I enjoyed at Chelsea, but I have two others that I appreciate the most: my first hat-trick, against MK Dons, and a game against Arsenal where I did not score but did eight slide tackles.

Oscar described one of his finest Chelsea moments as a hat-trick against MK Dons in the Cup 

Oscar on the ball during a Premier League match against Arsenal during his time with Chelsea

‘The fans applauded me when I got subbed off and it felt as if I’d scored a hat-trick then too.’

The attacking midfielder scored 38 times in his 203 Chelsea games after arriving from Brazilian club Internacional in 2012 in a deal worth around £20million.

Shanghai paid £60m to bring Oscar to the then-flourishing Chinese Super League in January 2017 on enormous wages of £400,000 a week.

Oscar made the last of his 48 appearances for the Brazil national team back in 2015 but still hopes to make a few more despite playing in China.

He added: ‘It makes it harder to return to the Selecao, but I’m ready if the team needs me.

‘Of course, it is a dream of mine, but I understand it is much more difficult now.’

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