Robinho admits he wanted Chelsea over Manchester City, fans react

Robinho was tipped to become one of the greats when he was at Real Madrid more than a decade ago.

However, the Brazilian’s character landed him in hot water occasionally and in 2008 he left the Bernabeu.

The now-34-year-old surprised everyone by joining Manchester City in a deadline-day deal.

During his two-year spell at the club, Robinho scored 15 goals and registered 12 assists in 53 appearances in all competitions.

His time in the Premier League did not work out as hoped and he ended up signing for AC Milan in 2010.

Now, in an interview with FourFourTwo magazine, Robinho has revealed that he wanted to join Chelsea instead of Man City.

The Brazilian has claimed that a move to Stamford Bridge fell through because Madrid did not take kindly to the fact that the Blues were already selling shirts with Robinho’s name emblazoned on the back before the deal was finalised.

On social media, some Chelsea fans have been posting their thoughts on the revelation.