Oscar hopes to return to Chelsea one day after spell in Shanghai

Stefan Bienkowski
Oscar hopes to return to Chelsea one day after spell in Shanghai

Former Chelsea star Oscar has revealed that he would love to end his career at the Stamford Bridge side one day. 

The Brazilian attacking midfielder moved to Chelsea in 2012 and spent five years at the Premier League side making over 130 appearances for the club and winning four major trophies. 

Oscar then made the move to Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG in January 2016 for an Asian transfer record of around £60 million. 

During his time in China Oscar has made just under 100 appearances for Shanghai and won the Chinese Super League and FA Super Cup. 

Oscar’s record during his time at Chelsea

Games203
Goals38
Assists37
Trophies3

However, the 29-year-old was happy to admit that such rewards pale in comparison to what he achieved in London and how he would live to one day return to Chelsea and finish his career at the club.

“I think about finishing at Chelsea because I had good times before at Chelsea,” Oscar told Talksport.

“Chelsea helped me a lot to improve and to do what I always dreamed [of], which was to play in the Champions League and they helped me to play in the World Cup and to win the Premier League.

“I have a lot of friends at Chelsea. If I have a chance to finish my career at Chelsea, it’s a dream for me. Of course, Chelsea don’t like to buy too many older players, which is normal because it’s a top team from Europe, but I will try my best to be fit to finish there.

“When you win the Premier League, the Europa League and the League Cup, everything is great. When I scored my first two goals against Juventus in my first game in the Champions League, it was amazing.”

However, as much as Oscar may wish to return to London it seems unlikely to happen anytime soon. 

Not only does the player have a contract with his Chinese club until 2024, but he’s also a much older player now and doesn’t really fit the bill for the kind of young players the English side tend to happily pay for in today’s market.