Oscar has broken his silence after Chelsea confirmed that the midfielder is set to join Shanghai SIPG.
The 25-year-old will join the Chinese outfit in the January transfer window for a fee of around £60million after starting only five league matches under Antonio Conte.
Chelsea’s official statement hinted that Conte’s change to a 3-4-3 formation was a major reason for Oscar’s departure but the Brazilian has no hard feelings towards the club.
‘I want to thank Chelsea FC the owner and all the employees who have made my time at the club so special,’ Oscar told his followers on Instagram.
I want to thank @chelseafc the owner and all the employees who have made my time at the club so special. A very special thank you to the Chelsea fans you guys a very special and I am honoured to have been a part of your club we have won some special titles together the UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE, the LEAGUE CUP and of course PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS !!!! You will always have a special place in my heart 💙 Quero agradecer ao Chelsea Football Club, o proprietário e todos os funcionários que fizeram nesse tempo no clube ser tão especial. Um muito obrigado especialmente para os fãs do Chelsea por serem muito especiais e estou honrado por ter feito parte deste clube que ganhamos alguns títulos especiais juntos, a UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE, o LEAGUE CUP e, claro, PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS! ! Vocês sempre terão um lugar especial no meu coração 💙
‘A very special thank you to the Chelsea fans you guys a very special and I am honoured to have been a part of your club we have won some special titles together the UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE, the LEAGUE CUP and of course PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS !!!!
‘You will always have a special place in my heart.’
A Chelsea statement on Thursday morning read: ‘Chelsea Football Club and Shanghai SIPG have agreed terms for the permanent transfer of Oscar.
‘The 25-year-old will join the Chinese Super League team at the beginning of the January transfer window.
‘He has been a Chelsea player for four-and-a-half years, helping us lift the Premier League, League Cup and Europa League as well as scooping two Chelsea Goal of the Season awards after stunning strikes against Juventus in 2012, on his full debut, and QPR in 2014.
‘Skillful and tenacious, Oscar has been highly regarded by fans, players and staff during his time as a Blue, scoring 38 times from 203 Chelsea appearances.’