Ex-Chelsea attacking midfielder Oscar has claimed that he is open to a return to Stamford Bridge and that a return to the club in the future would make him “very happy”, in an interview for Premier League Brasil.
The Brazilian playmaker left the London club for Chinese side Shanghai SIPG in a €60m transfer ten months ago.
Oscar was a fan favourite at Chelsea and was one the most influential attackers in the side, but after being frozen out by Italian boss Antonio Conte, he decided to leave.
The new 3-4-3 formation that Antono Conte used led to Oscar losing his place in the side and he says that was the reason why he left.
“The first eight games I played very well, then I had a League Cup game that I left, the team lost and it changed, Then [Antonio Conte] changed the team’s way of playing in a 3-4-3 and I didn’t play anymore, I didn’t have a position to play, because I’m a more offensive midfielder and then it changed a lot. So I decided to leave too, but I left the doors open.”
However, Oscar has no hard feelings with the club and is still a huge fan. When asked if he would ever return to the Premier League, the midfielder said:
“Yes, I would go back! I’m still young, I’m still 26 years old. Who knows in two, three years I would return to the Premier League. I would be very happy. And preferably for Chelsea, who opened the doors for me, to return.”