Robinho was sold to Man City instead of Chelsea because of this bizarre reason!

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Robinho explains he was sold to Manchester City instead of Chelsea because of this bizarre reason!

Robinho went to City instead of Chelsea.

A long time ago, well not that long ago, Robinho was considered as the hair to Pele.

Real bought him from Santos, and he quickly became the key player of Real Madrid’s side.

OK, not the key player, but someone that was good enough to play in Real’s first eleven week-in, week-out.

It looked like he is becoming more and more important for Real, but than he was shockingly sold to Manchester City.

Basically, Robinho was the first big signing by the current City’s owners.

He was seen as the first star player to sign for City, but his time at City came to a premature end.

Brazilian played just one good season for City, after which he left the club for Milan in 2010.

After so many years, Robinho has finally spoken for Marca, just why did he sign for Manchester City.

“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.

“I am sure it was this that led to the negotiations to fail and it was a case of pride for Real Madrid. On top of this Chelsea were in the Champions league and City weren’t.”

That shock transfer happened just because Chelsea made a mistake by selling Robinho’s shirts in advance. It’s strange that Real couldn’t deal with their pride, so they sent their man to City instead.

“It was a case of pride for Real Madrid!”

Otherwise the “new Pele” would have ended up at Chelsea and who knows how his career would go after that.

You could say that his move to City damaged his career, as he never really found a club that would give him so much trust like Real did.

Still, the player was determined to leave Real and his career would probably go similar way if he would end up at Chelsea.

Scolari was soon sacked and Robinho would end up on side track, at Chelsea, sooner than later.

It’s still interesting to know how big transfers can go “off the rail” for “small” things like that.

Štefan Japelj

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