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Roberto Carlos: I was close to joining Chelsea, it was all agreed

Legendary Brazilian left-back Roberto Carlos has revealed he was extremely close to joining Chelsea in 2007, but the deal collapsed in the f...



Legendary Brazilian left-back Roberto Carlos has revealed he was extremely close to joining Chelsea in 2007, but the deal collapsed in the final moments because of an issue with the lawyer.

“I had two proposals, Fenerbahce and Chelsea,” Carlos told Goal.

“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.”

Carlos established himself as one of the best left-backs in the world at Real Madrid where he won three Champions Leagues and four Liga titles.


Written by Vince @blue_footy
Photo credit: Realmadrid.com

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