Brazilian star who left Chelsea for another club in 2017 eyes Stamford Bridge return after 4 years

Brazilian star who left Chelsea for another club in 2017 eyes Stamford Bridge return after 4 years

- Oscar parted ways with Chelsea in 2017 to join Chinese side Shanghai SIPG

- The 29-year-old won two Premier Leagues, Europa League and an EFL Cup during his five-year reign at Stamford Bridge

- The forward is now eyeing a dream return to the club hoping to end his career at the west London club

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Brazilian football star Oscar has detailed his dream to make a sensational return to Chelsea to wound up his career with the Blues.

Oscar, a fan favourite during his spell at Stamford Bridge quit Chelsea four years ago to make a shock move to China with Shanghai SIPG.

At the time, the skillful forward was just entering his prime and many hoped he would stay in the Premier League which is widely considered as a competitive division.

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But despite his surprise exit that left many Chelsea fans distraught, the club still holds a special place in Oscar's heart.

Ex-Chelsea star reveals dream to return to Stamford Bridge 4 years after exit
Oscar spent four-and-a-half years at Chelsea before he departed for the Chinese side Shanghai SIPG in January 2017. Photo by Mike Hewitt.
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Now aged 29, the Brazilian enjoyed a glittering career with Chelsea, endearing himself to the support base immediately when he scored a spectacular brace in his first Champions League appearance for the club against Juventus.

During his four-and-a-half years with the west London outfit, he helped the Roman Abramovich-owned side win two Premier League titles which he crowned with the Europa League and the League Cup.

He made over 200 appearances in a blue shirt, finding the back of the net 38 times across competitions.

But in December 2016, it was revealed the playmaker was on his way out, an announcement that culminated in a heartbreaking departure for Chelsea faithful in January 2017 as he sealed a switch to Shanghai SIPG for a reported £60m.

According to Oscar, he has no regrets for making the move but would be open to make a return to Stamford Bridge to retire with the Premier League giants, he told talkSPORT.

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“I think about finishing at Chelsea because I had good times before at Chelsea. The club helped me a lot to improve and to do what I always dreamed [of], which was to play in the Champions League.
"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." earlier reported that Chelsea midfielder N'golo Kante has revealed he shunned interests from Paris Saint Germain to remain at Stamford Bridge last summer.

The French World Cup winner said he turned down a chance to join Thomas Tuchel at the Ligue 1 club because he was happy with the Blues.

Six months down the lane, the same German manager becomes the 29-year-old's manager at the London club.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.


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