£400,000-a-week star OFFICIALLY announces ‘Luiz and Willian tell me ‘come to Arsenal, come here’.”
Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar has opened the door to a return to Europe and claimed that he is a wanted man at Arsenal
The Brazilian is currently signed to Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG after deciding to make the lucrative move to the Chinese club just a few seasons ago, and has enjoyed his time there.
However, there has been some speculation in the media that he is seeking a move back to Europe in the coming transfer windows, and a whole host of clubs are reportedly interested in getting a bargain deal wrapped up.
But after admitting that he is open to the idea of a move back to Europe, Oscar has also claimed that David Luiz and Willian have tried to convince him to make the move to Arsenal.
‘They called me, they had to call me. Because we have good communication,’ Oscar told Fox Sports. ‘Sometimes I talk to them. They said, ‘come to Arsenal, come here’.
‘But for me it’s a little more difficult. ‘I have a contract with Shanghai, it’s a little more difficult to leave. Willian had finished the contract.
‘I was happy that they got together again. And happy that Willian is happy.
‘The most important thing is to be happy, regardless of the place. So I hope they are happy there.
‘I really want to go back to Europe. Not now. At the moment I’m well here in China, I still have my contract here, which I hope to fulfil.
‘And I’ve had approaches, I’ve had approaches from some clubs to go back. But the situation is difficult for me to return, it’s a little more complicated for me to get out of here.
‘So I hope to fulfil my contract here calmly and then yes I think about going back to Europe.”
A few years ago Oscar was a brilliant player for Chelsea, but now he is not that player and giving him £400,000-a-week would not be a good deal for a player that would struggle to make an impact on this Arsenal side.