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Oscar reveals desire for Chelsea return

Pin Oscar left Chelsea for Shanghai SIPG in January 2017. AFP
Oscar left Chelsea for Shanghai SIPG in January 2017. AFP

Oscar reveals desire for Chelsea return

Jack Ottman by Jack Ottman @jackottman - 0 4,681

Brazilian midfielder Oscar has revealed his desire to return to Chelsea once his spell at Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG comes to an end.

Oscar left Stamford Bridge during the January transfer window of last season to join Shanghai SIPG for a fee of £52m which saw the attacking midfielder sign a deal worth £400,000 per week.

Even though he left halfway through the season, the Brazilian still contributed enough in the first half to pick up a Premier League winners medal and he insists he would love the chance to return to the West London club and achieve more success.

He told 'PL Brasil': "Yes, I would go back! I’m still young, I’m 26. 

"Who knows in two, three years to return to the Premier League… I would be very happy. And preferably for Chelsea, who opened the door for me to return."

He was full of praise for his former club, but maintains the the time was right for his departure during the winter transfer window.

A combination of the irresistible offer from China and Antonio's new 3-4-3 system which left him without a place in the starting XI, meant that staying at Stamford Bridge was not a viable option for the 26-year-old.

"The proposal I had and the situation that was happening to me at the club, both played a part," he said.

"The first eight games I played very well, then I had a League Cup game (against West Ham) where I started on the left and the team lost and changed.

"Then he (Conte) changed the team’s way of playing in a 3-4-3 and I did not play anymore, I did not have a position to play, because I’m a more offensive midfielder and then changed a lot. 

"So I decided to leave too, but I left the door open."

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