The 25-year-old left London in favour of a move to Shangai, where he will join up with Shanghai SIPG – managed by ex-Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas.
The Brazilian joined Chelsea in 2012 and went on build quite the legacy, picking up the highly coveted Premier League trophy along the way – though many would argue that he never hit the heights that were expected of him when he joined.
However, now with the deal confirmed, Antonio Conte must surely already be thinking about the future – and more specifically, who could replace the departing midfielder.
His initial thought will likely be to look externally, but perhaps he should look a little closer to home, and in particular – he should look towards Chelsea’s near-40 strong loan army. The group is filled with exciting young talent – and Conte must utilise it.
With that said, these 2 on-loan Chelsea players should be recalled to replace Oscar…