Former Chelsea fan favorite Ramires has spoken of a desire to return to Stamford Bridge before ending his career.
The Brazilian joined the Blues over eight years ago and made over 150 appearances in a six year spell and was part of Chelsea’s most successful squads under Jose Mourinho and other coaches in that period. Winning the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League with the Blues, Ramires was certainly highly decorated before he decided to leave in January 2016.
Since then, the former Benfica man has been plying his trade in the Chinese Super League. However, he wishes to return to European football and has not ruled out a Chelsea return.
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Ramires has special affection for Chelsea
Speaking to UOL Esporte, Ramires revealed that he would like to return to European football. The enigmatic midfielder was close to joining Inter in January, however, a deal never materialised.
The 30 year old left Stamford Bridge in a 25m pounds deal and is likely to be cheaper now given his age and the environment he’s playing in. He addressed the rumours surrounding a move to Inter and said,” There’s been lots of talk about Inter, but nothing concrete has come my way, at least until today.”
Further, he also praised Inter for their interest in him and said,”Everyone knows Inter are a great club and that playing in Europe again is a wish of mine, but for now I’m thinking about helping Jiangsu have a great 2018.”
On a possible return to Stamford Bridge, Ramires was quite optimistic. He said,”Chelsea? I’ll always have special affection for them and I want to play for them again before finishing my career. I know the doors of Stamford Bridge will always be open to me and that wearing their jersey again would be spectacular.”
A return to Chelsea would be splendid for the club as well as the player. There is no doubt that Ramires still has the energy to be the heart of Chelsea’s midfield, much like what N’Golo Kante is trying to be at the moment. The Brazilian was a favorite of the neutrals as well, therefore, his return would be a win-win situation for all involved.