Real Madrid blocked Robinho’s move to Chelsea due to shirt sales
According to the Brazilian player Robinho, he was seriously considering making a move to the English outfit Chelsea but when performing at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid did not allow the transfer to go through and it was due to the sales of shirts.
If it had not been for Real Madrid, the 2007 Copa America winner would have ended up on another club instead of eventually joining Manchester City.
“My goal was to move to Chelsea. Big Phil said I could make the difference for him as his squad but Real Madrid had fallen out with Chelsea and 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” Former Ac.Milan player Robinho said.
Throughout the majority of Robinho’s playing career, he has never truly been able to live up to the hype that was built from the media, players and his own supporters as they saw the Brazilian player making outstanding performances and showcasing top class skills during the youth stages of Robinho who was even praised by Pele himself and considered him to be the next big thing in the world of football but that never happened.
Maybe if he had joined Chelsea instead of Manchester City, it could had changed things for the better.
After everything was said and done, Robinho never really enjoyed a superb season in any of the top European clubs that he joined including: Ac.Milan, Manchester City, and Real Madrid.
In spite of everything, the Brazilian player still remains being kind of a star in his hometown with fans shouting his name in his games with Atletico Mineiro, although there are rumors going on claiming that a move to Santos could be in the works.