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
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.
Leicester City have been enjoying an unbelievable season and they could end up with a Premier league title at the end of it.
This would have been almost unthinkable exactly a year ago when the club was fighting against the prospect of relegation. Even at the start of the 2015-16 season, they were rated as the favourites to go down. However, Claudio Ranieri has sparked a remarkable improvement in the team and has managed to keep their end of season form going. Just when it seemed that Leicester’s remarkable run would continue, they are just eight games away from a league title.
Much of the campaign has been built on the goals from Jamie Vardy, who was playing nonleague football not too long ago. The Englishman has scored 19 league goals and is alongside Harry Kane as the frontrunner for the Golden Boot award. However, a title success is not built on the back of just one player being good and this has been proved in the case of Leicester City. Players like Riyad Mahrez and Kasper Schmeichel have had a huge say in the results so far, but defender Robert Huth says that Wes Morgan has been the club’s most important player by far. Read More
Former Manchester City striker Robinho moved to English football in a £ 32 million deal in the final day of the transfer window 2008.
He was the first major signing by the club’s current Arab owners. It did not take long for Robinho to establish his mark in English football with a goal against Chelsea, who were believed to be the club on the verge of signing him before City pounced upon the Brazilian. Even though the start was extremely good, Robinho’s performances eventually tailed off and he was allowed to leave on a relatively low transfer fee to AC Milan.
Robinho is now back in Brazilian football and is expected to stay there permanently. Once regarded as the next Pele, the 31-year-old has never produced a consistent run of performances to be regarded as the world’s best player. At the time of his move to City, not many Brazilians knew of the Premier League outfit and it was the case with Robinho himself. In his first press conference, he strangely remarked that he was happy to be joining Chelsea. Reflecting on this strange interview, Robinho has admitted for the first time that he did not know about City when he joined the club. Read More