Amongst all the madness of the last couple of days, it’s actually been very refreshing to stumble across some quotes from former Chelsea midfielder, Oscar.
Admittedly I always held a soft spot for the Brazilian international, and I always felt he was played out of position with us, mostly being asked to operate out wide.
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I have no idea what talent he has now, at the age of 29, as I don’t really follow Shanghai SIPG in China.
So don’t take this as a plea to bring him back to Chelsea from me personally, but oddly enough he has declared that he wants to come back to Chelsea when he leaves China, in quotes provided by The Guardian today.
Oscar isn’t thinking about moving right now, but he believes he is good enough and playing well enough to be able to come back to Chelsea before he career ends.
Where next? “I don’t think about leaving China,” says the 29-year-old.
“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.”
A pipe dream for him of course, but a nice fairy tale thought at the least!