Oscar, the Brazil international playmaker, has underlined his desire to return to Chelsea, stating that he is keen to challenge himself in Europe once more and seek Champions League success.
In the aftermath of the Blues’ European win in 2012, the 29-year-old went to Stamford Bridge and spent four-and-a-half years in west London. He moved to Shanghai Port in China during the winter window of 2017, but the thought of retracing his ways when he becomes a free agent in 2024 still appeals to him.
Oscar told Goal when asked whether he dreamed of winning the Champions League as Chelsea prepare for Saturday’s final against Manchester City: “Sure, but first and foremost, I need to consider returning to a major European team. I believe I will be given several chances. And I hope I can keep playing like this, because I know I’ll have plenty of opportunities. I have a wonderful connection with Chelsea and have a lot of affection for the club and its fans. So, when my contract expires, it’s one of the teams I’ll seriously consider joining.”
During his stay in England, Oscar made over 200 games for Chelsea. He leads them to clinch two Premier League crowns and a Europa League victory.
Fernandinho, the Manchester City captain, is one of the few Brazilians currently playing in England’s top division. He claims that he is the best export from his nation to grace the Premier League.
Oscar expressed himself as follows: “Making a list is challenging. There have been some outstanding players in the past. Example – Juninho Paulista. Fernandinho is without a doubt the best. He’s been at Manchester City for a long time and has played through the club’s finest years. He was always a joy to watch and deserves to be on this list.”