Chelsea cult hero Oscar pictured in Flamengo shirt as midfielder set to complete transfer from Shanghai SIPG
CHELSEA cult hero Oscar has been pictured in a Flamengo shirt ahead of a transfer from Shanghai SIPG.
Fabrizio Romano revealed the snap after Oscar reportedly distanced himself from a return to Brazil.
The playmaker, 30, has spent the last five-and-a-half years playing in China.
But Oscar is now ready for a new start with Samba giants Flamengo.
The 48-cap international is best remembered by fans for his time at Chelsea.
Oscar scored 38 goals in 203 appearances during a four-and-a-half year stint at Stamford Bridge.
The ace won two Premier League titles, a Carabao Cup and the Europa League during his time in England.
And Oscar has been linked with a stunning return to Chelsea on several occasions.
Barcelona were also in talks with Oscar earlier this year over a transfer.
But after playing for Sao Paulo and Internacional, he will instead sign a contract with Brazilians Flamengo.
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The move will see Oscar reunite with former teammate David Luiz.
But Blues fans will be left wondering what could have been had Oscar returned to Chelsea.
He said last year: “First I have to think on returning to a top side in Europe. I think I will have some opportunities.
“I hope I can continue to play like I’m playing here, so I know I’ll have open doors for me as well.
“I have a good relationship with Chelsea, I have huge fondness for the club and its supporters.
“So, after my contract is over it’s one of the clubs that I will consider with all of my heart.”