Brazilian legend reveals how close he was to joining Chelsea
Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos has reported via the website that everything was accepted for a switch to the Stamford Bridge in 2007 – only for a release clause to damaged the move. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The Brazilian left back veteran, Roberto Carlos had come to the end of an 11-year stay at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium a transfer to Stamford Bridge became a potentiality, after over 500 appearances for Real Madrid where he won seven major trophies with the Los Blancos.
However, as the former Brazilian left-back explains in the July 2020. “Everything was agreed with the Blues, but there was an agreement on the clause they really wanted and I did not,” Roberto Carlos told FFT. “That’s the only reason I did not play for Chelsea FC.
“I had to play a certain number of games constantly to get my contract renewed later on – it was regularly between 12 and 15 matches, but as I wasn’t young anymore, I was concerned about picking up injuries and not being able to play that number of games. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
“I was proud of Chelsea FC having interest in my service though. I involved in a meeting with Chelsea FC owner, Roman Abramovich, and we had a true and sincere discussion. Though, I already knew the Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich,
because as a Real Madrid player you are free to come across club presidents and owners all around the world. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The Brazilian veteran left back, Roberto Carlos would have been competing with Ashley Cole that was in form at the Stamford Bridge.
“The English left back, Ashly Cole was going through an outstanding period of his career, Indeed but I never thought like that, like I was competing with someone else for a place in the squad”,he explained.