Silky Brazilian forward wanted by Chelsea reveals why he completed surprise move
Robinho has been widely accused of his fragility, nonetheless the player boasted of amazing talent for one individual.
The Brazilian star, often compared with Pele in his youthful days is mainly known for his flairs, tricks, dribbling skills and his superb ball control.
Robinho, now 34, currently plays for Turkish side Sivasspor. The forward, who can also play the position of a striker was formerly earmarked with a move to join Chelsea, but that deal failed to materialise.
The former Madrid forward later joined Manchester City in 2010, despite widespread speculation he was angling towards Stamford Bridge.
According to the FourFourTwo as revealed by Robinho, Chelsea were pipped to signing the 34-year-old after reportedly selling shirts with the star’s name, a move that vexed European champions Real Madrid.
“I wanted to go to Chelsea, Scolari told me that I could make the difference for him in the team.
“However, Real Madrid ended up badly with them, they didn’t like the way that Chelsea sold shirts with my name on them before the deal was done.”
Despite raring to join the Blues, the forward is not disappointed at how events turned out saying, “I had one-and-a-half years of joy in Manchester…”