Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Robinho looks to Chelsea

Robinho, chosen by the readers of this blog as Real Madrid's best player of last season is reportedly unhappy at being considered as a possible makeweight in the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United. In a statement to Brazilian sports site Globoesporte his agent, Wagner Ribeiro said that both he and the player were unhappy at this "undervaluation as an athlete. Robinho is as good or better than Cristiano Ronaldo. If Real Madrid had won the Champions League I have no doubt that Robinho would be considered the World's best player"

Ribeiro then added that he had spoken to Frank Arnesen (Chelsea's chief scout) and two of his advisors by telephone and that they had expressed to him a desire to try to temp Robinho to join the London club. Though he mentioned no figures, the sum of 35 million euros has been doing the rounds of various Spanish and Brazilian media. "Robinho has to return to Madrid on the 14th of July. I will go with him some time before that date, I'm not yet sure when, to see how things will end", Ribeiro concluded.

If Robinho moves to London, he will rejoin former Brazil and Portugal manager "Big Phil" Scolari, who has already secured his first signing for the club in the form of former Barcelona midfielder Deco. Frankly, if the reported numbers are correct, then Real would be crazy to spend more than twice the amount on Cristiano Ronaldo than they are likely to get for Robinho.


realrock said...

though personally a big fan of robinho i think this is absolutely rotten behaviour by his agent.he has to b more consistent to get a big whopping contract.i read on goal.com(not really reliable)that robinho might use d webster ruling.nd though wat i m saying might b arrogant,real r no hearts.trying dat tactic will fail.also 35 mil € is 2 less.chelski fleeced us of 1 million more 4 d crystal glass thing named arjen robben(hands up , all those who think caldo nd pedja r idiots).atleast get a profit of 10 mil.sure money bags can afford dat over dere.

Becker @ madrid galacticos said...

I think Robinho should leave if Real Madrid do not want him, he is a better player than what is currently his situation at Real Madrid. Robinho can make it to any other club's fist team.I think Chelsea is his best option after Manchester United