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Oscar Teases Surprise Chelsea Return, Reveals Dream to Retire at Stamford Bridge

By Amreen
Oscar revealed his plans to return to his former club Chelsea to 'finish' his career
Oscar revealed his plans to return to his former club Chelsea to 'finish' his career / Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar has revealed his desire to return to the club and end his career at Stamford Bridge. The 29-year-old left the Blues in 2017 to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG in a £60million deal that has seen him earn £400,000-a-week for the last four years.

The Brazilian made 203 appearances for Chelsea and won two Premier League titles and one Europa League crown. His spell with in China has been similarly successful, but at 29, Oscar is eyeing a return to west London.

He told talkSPORT: “I think about finishing at Chelsea because I had good times before at Chelsea. 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."

Oscar added, “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.”

He was also full of praise for Mason Mount and considers the latter to be his most natural heir. He added: "I like him [Mount]. Sometimes he doesn’t play like me but sometimes, I watch him and I can see a little bit of me there because I also came into Chelsea when I was so young and played good football. I really like him. He has everything you need to improve. He scores goals, he does some important things and he knows how to defend and attack. I really like him.”