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The 26-year-old Brazilian raised plenty of eyebrows when he signed for Shanghai SIPG for a massive £52m and a contract that is reported to be £400,000 per week. Many people would have been more than happy to sign for the financial rewards alone but the player himself revealed that he only left Chelsea because Antonio Conte had made it impossible for him to stay.
And now Oscar has revealed his desire to return to Chelsea once his stint in the Chinese Super League comes to an end.
“The proposal I had and the situation that was happening to me at the club, both played a part.
The first eight games I played very well, then I had a League Cup game (against West Ham) where I started on the left and the team lost and changed.
Then he (Conte) changed the team’s way of playing in a 3-4-3 and I did not play anymore, I did not have a position to play, because I’m a more offensive midfielder and then changed a lot.
So I decided to leave too, but I left the door open.
Yes, I would go back! I’m still young, I’m 26.
Who knows in two, three years to return to the Premier League… I would be very happy. And preferably for Chelsea, who opened the door for me to return.”
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