Former Manchester City forward Robinho has revealed that he would joined Premier League giants Chelsea FC if not that the Blues were already selling shirts with his name before the deal with his then club Real Madrid was announced.
The Brazilian was set to move to Stamford Bridge before Man City, backed by Arab money, swooped in to sign the player for a record £32.5 million.
Then Chelsea manager Luis Felipe Scolari, also called Big Phil, was fuming at the actions of the Spanish side as they sold the player to the then new kids on the block.
“My goal was to move to Chelsea – Big Phil said I could make the difference for him as his squad, according to him, was not creative enough. But Real Madrid has fallen out with Chelsea – they didn’t like them selling shirts with my name on before the deal had been done.
“I’m pretty sure that this error was one of the main reasons why the transfer failed, as it was a matter of pride for Real Madrid,” Robinho revealed. Read More
Barcelona forward Neymar led a team tat defeated Robinho’s team in a Chapecoense charity match 13-9 on Thursday.
The Brazilian skipper was brilliant, netting four goals in the charity match.
AC Milan legend Kaka was present, including Manchester City latest addition Gabriel Jesus and Luan. Other top celebrities in Brazil, TV and Music, were present in the affair that sought to generate funds for the team that lost most of its crew and players through an ill-fated plan crash last month. Read More
There have been numerous debates on if the number of foreign players in the English Premier League is not too high.
Some even say the Premier League is competitive due to the influx of these foreigners, but add that it has affected the Three Lions on the international front as they struggle to replicate its successes.
Soccer betting odds tend to favour clubs that have a high number of established foreign football stars. Many of these foreign players have made indelible marks on the Premier League. Considering a few, Arsenal’s Dennis Bergkamp joined from Inter Milan in 1995. Since the arrival of Arsene Wenger, plenty world-class stars have passed through the club’s gates.
The 2003/04 set dubbed “The Invincibles” played the entire season without losing a single game. Really talented foreign players lit up the Premier League; Patrick Vieira, Gilberto Silva, Robert Pires, Reyes, Freddie Ljungberg, and one of the best thing that ever happened to the Premier League, Thierry Henry. Currently, Arsenal are still attracting the best players. At least, there is Mezut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Petr Cech and others. Read More
Robinho’s story as a football player is one that many consider to be one that disappointed as the Brazilian attacker was once hailed as the next Pele but despite performing in some of the best clubs in the world alongside world class players, it still wasn’t enough for Robinho to make consistent performances in Europe as he failed with: Real Madrid, Manchester City and Ac.Milan.
The initial years of Robinho’s career started off in a brilliant way and it seemed like he was destined for greatness as the Brazilian player wore the number 10 jersey, the same one as Pele and at the age of 20, he had already guided Santos to 2 CampeonatoBrasileiroSerie A titles.
Things started to fall apart forRobinho ever since he opted to make a switch to the European League. The Brazilian player started setting his sights to bigger clubs and he eventually went on to join Real Madrid, which was his first top European club that Robinho joined and it wasn’t a complete disaster for him in Real Madrid as he did manage to make a few memorable performances but his problem was his consistency as there were some matches where he stood out but in other instances he was invisible.
When Madrid signed C.Ronaldo in 2009, that marked the end of Robinho in the Spanish club and he later went on to join Manchester City and Ac.Milan but never really managed to find his place.
Chelsea FC are reported to be close to signing Juventus play maker Paulo Dybala as incoming manager Anthonio Conte wants to rebuild a team that can contest for titles.
The current manager of the Italian national team is a huge admirer of the Argentine. Dybala is a play maker and a goal scorer who has been key to the success of the Italian giant in recent seasons
Cesc Fabregas has hinted that he could leave Stamford Bridge in the coming season, especially as he was not comfortable with the way former manager Jose Mourinho left. With the possibility of signing an attractive talent like Dybala, Fabregas might just be on his way out of the club this summer. The player, who Barcelona has let go twice now, has seen his performance drop overtime. With Chelsea signing Belgian player Michy Batshuayi, who has been touted to go the way of Didier Drogba, many more are set to join the club. Read More
The soccer star who was kidnapped has been rescued by the Mexican police.
The footballer Alan Pulido, who plies his trade with Greek football club Olympiakos, was freed in a tight operation by the security operatives just before midnight on Sunday in the northeast border state of Tamaulipas.
The Mexican star player was earlier kidnapped on Saturday as he left a party a night before. He was at the press conference the next day being Monday to declare his safe status and share his ordeal in the hands of his captors. The 25-year old player wore shorts and a tank top with a bandaged right hand alongside Tamaulipas Governor Egidio Torre Cantu at the press conference.
The player was just very grateful for his life and shared very little details, thanking God for his life multiple times. He declined further questions from reporters until he was driven away in a sports utility vehicle. However, the Tamaulipas security coordination group said in a statement earlier Monday that the rescue occurred shortly before midnight and involved state and federal forces. The police spokesman also mentioned that the victim was rescued in san operation where only one suspect was arrested but he declined to give further details.