Chelsea midfielder Ramires has surprisingly admitted that he would be willing to return to former club Cruzeiro if they could afford him, The Daily Mail reports.
The Brazil international has become an important member of the west London club’s squad, and featured heavily in the Blues’ FA Cup and Champions League triumphs last season.
Despite this, the South American has confessed that he would be open for a move back to his homeland if it was on the cards.
“If Cruzeiro are interested, it’s possible for me to go back,” Ramires stated.
“Although it’s not a decision I can make and difficult because my price is very high. If Cruzeiro could raise the money, I would go back for sure.
“I was happy at Cruzeiro and felt an obligation to return at some point as the club offered me a chance to launch my sport career in Europe.
“I still follow their matches on the internet. The fans were always good to me and named me ‘Ramires the Warrior’.
“I still keep all the videos of when I played at the club and in difficult moments at Chelsea I watch them to increase my morale,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight