With news coming in that Oscar wants the chance to play for Real Madrid at some point in his career, here is why I think the Brazil international should stay put at Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year-old has been exceptional since he arrived from Internacional, I have touched upon in my tribute, and has established himself as a real fan favourite. The supporters in west London love watching their midfield star in action, simply because of the determination he shows.
Oscar thrives in the Premier League because of the tenacity of the division. The pace the game is played at suits Oscar down to the ground, which is the first reason why I feel he should stay where he is for the long term.
The next is the fact he loves defending, which has seen him play in all of Chelsea’s Premier League games this season. Not only can he burst forward and cross into the box or pull inside and have a dig, but he can stride back and help out Branislav Ivanovic whenever needed.
La Liga is typically a slower game and asks less of the winger in terms of tracking back, especially in the big clubs.
Oscar has the opportunity to be a Chelsea legend, and it would leave a sour taste in the mouths of many should he jump ship to Real Madrid.