Oscar teases surprise Chelsea move as he makes big Mason Mount statement
Former Chelsea star Oscar says he would like to finish his career at Stamford Bridge despite leaving in 2017.
The Brazilian midfielder spent five years in west London, making more than 150 appearances and scoring 21 Premier League goals before moving to China.
Oscar joined Shanghai SIPG in 2017 for around £60million in a surprise move, but he still holds the Blues close to his heart, admitting that he has ambitions to return before his career comes to an end.
The 29-year-old told TalkSPORT in an interview: "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.
“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.
“When you win the Premier League, the Europa League and the League Cup, everything is great. When I scored my first two goals against Juventus in my first game in the Champions League, it was amazing.
“But I always remember one game when we played against Arsenal and we won 2-0 and I didn’t score a goal, but I made eight or nine tackles and when they changed me in the 88th minute, it was like I had scored three goals in the game.
“This is what the English supporters like and what the Premier League is like. You don’t need to score a lot. You need to give everything and this is what I’ll always remember with me.”
Oscar still watches Chelsea keenly and there is one player, in particular, he likes the look of having played a similar role throughout his own career.
That player is Mason Mount, who scored the winner for Chelsea against Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday night.
In each football.london Chelsea bulletin, we'll be bringing you the latest breaking news, transfer features and comment pieces, as well as the key talking points for fans.
You won't miss a single thing when it comes to Chelsea.
We'll also send special newsletters when big stories break or there's a special event happening. And with the January transfer window now open there's plenty of content to get your teeth into.How do you sign up?
It's easy and only takes seconds.
Simply type your email address into the box at the top of this article - or any article on the Chelsea section of football.london in fact - labelled 'Get the biggest daily stories by email' and click 'Subscribe'.
And that's it, you're all set.
If you decide later that you no longer wish to receive the emails, simply follow the unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters - but we don't think you'll want to.
For more details, click here.
Speaking about Mount, Oscar added: "I like him.
“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.”