Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Roberto Carlos was close to joining Chelsea in 2007

Roberto Carlos has revealed that he was very close in joining Chelsea in 2007 after the blues and Fenerbache showed interest in him.

The Brazil Legend left Realmadrid in 2007 and a deal to move to Chelsea was very close but he said it broke down in the final moments.

Roberto Carlos told Goal after the Challenge heineken Legends, SOCCER PUNCH has learned: 

"I had two proposals, Fenerbahce and Chelsea," 

 "Chelsea didn't work out so I signed for Fenerbahce.

"But, with Chelsea, it got very close. It was literally agreed and I just had to go there and sign the contract.

"It was just a week before I signed for Fenerbahce and I had been to Paris to meet both Roman Abramovich and (former chief executive) Peter Kenyon.

"Unfortunately, in the final moments something didn't work out just before finalising, which happens a lot in football. There was an issue with the lawyer.

"It was all agreed, though, and I am 100 per cent sure I would have done well in the Premier League and it would have suited my characteristics."

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