Robinho is one of those players who had huge expectations of becoming a world-class footballer as he received recognition from Pele himself but after everything was said and done, the Brazilian player failed to live up to the initial hype.
On 2008, Manchester City suffered a transition in ownership as Sheikh Mansour became the new owner of the English Premier League club after offloading £210 million and his 1st major signing was Robinho who was lured in from Real Madrid for a transfer fee of £32.5 million.
However, the Brazilian player has recently stated that he was expecting to join Chelsea and that a deal was on the verge of being completed but the transfer eventually fell off and was never truly completed.
‘’My goal was to move to Chelsea and Big Phil Scolari said I could make the difference for him as his squad, according to him, was not creative enough but Real Madrid had 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 said as he explained why his transfer to Chelsea could never be done.
It might have been better off for Chelsea that their deal with Robinho was cancelled as the Brazilian has consistently disappointed in every single club that he has joined. Manchester City had to pay £32.5 million for a player who scored 14 goals and only lasted 16 months at the Etihad Stadium before being sold to Ac.Milan where his underwhelming playing career continued on.