Since his arrival at Chelsea back in 2012, Oscar has had his ups and downs. The 24-year-old drew a £57 million offer from Chinese club Jiangsu Suning last month, but the club decided to reject the bid despite the ridiculous fee involved.
In an interview to The Sun, Oscar said that he wants to stay at the club for many years in the same suit as legendary Chelsea players such as Frank Lampard, and he also believes that moving to China at this point of his career would be a poor choice.
"When I arrived I took the no. 11 shirt from Didier Drogba, who is another historic player at the club. Now I wear the shirt Lampard used to wear and I want to represent that number in a fitting way â by staying for a number of years and winning many trophies like he did."
"There was interest in me but I've no desire to leave Europe. The idea of moving to China would be such a huge change for me and would go against everything I've achieved so far. Chelsea are a fantastic, very big club and I'm still young. I'm only 24 so I've got a lot of football ahead of me."
"I'm very happy here and, in terms of the Champions League, our best chance of qualifying is to win it this season. So that is what we want to do and giving our all too to achieve it. But, even if that doesn't happen, I still want to stay as I imagine most of the other players will because Chelsea are a huge club. And whatever happens next season, we'll still be playing for the Premier League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup."
-Oscar; source: The Sun
While Oscar's career with Chelsea has been plagued by inconsistency, he's still a top player whenever he's on form. This season, with the whole team struggling to find confidence for the most part of the year, he's been far from great but he still managed to come up with good showings once in a while.
Oscar might never reach the peak that most people were expecting him to hit after his performance against Juventus back in 2012, but he still might be of use for the club -- either as a player for our new manager or as a way to generate funds for an impending squad rebuild next summer.