In June 2003, Chelsea introduced their largest ‘signing’ and it was not a participant, however the arrival of Roman Abramovich.
Over the next seasons, bankrolled by the deep pockets of the Russian, the London membership roared again to life with various marquee signings.
The likes of Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Hernan Crespo, Michael Ballack, Andry Schevchenko simply to call however just a few made their strategy to Stamford Bridge because the Blue juggernaut dominated the Premier League.
The membership loved large success and continued attracting the creme of world soccer; they may principally signal anybody.
However, even within the most interesting of plans, one thing is sure to go fallacious, and Chelsea missed out on various stars who as an alternative joined rival golf equipment, and on this case, Manchester Metropolis.
The Manchester membership changed Chelsea on the high of the Premier League’s spending desk because of Sheikh Mansour’s Abu Dhabi United Group.
They knocked the Blues off the highest spot, and made big-name signings, amongst them three Chelsea targets.
The Brazilian was set for a transfer to Chelsea again in 2008. All was set for a £32.5m closing day deal throughout the summer time window from Actual Madrid, however Metropolis snatched him from below Luis Filipe Scolari’s nostril to make an announcement of intent.
He was the primary mega-money signing for Metropolis and would open the doorways for extra big-name signings within the following years.
He lately admitted he was set for a transfer to London till the Spanish facet felt infuriated.
“I wished to go to Chelsea,” Robinho revealed in a current interview, “Scolari advised me that I may make the distinction for him within the workforce.
“Nevertheless, Actual Madrid ended up badly with them, they didn’t like the way in which that Chelsea bought shirts with my title on them earlier than the deal was executed.
“I’m certain it was this that led to the negotiations to fail and it was a case of pleasure for Actual Madrid,”
He, nonetheless, didn’t keep at Manchester Metropolis for lengthy, leaving half-way by means of the next season.
🇪🇸 David Silva
Two years after Robinho’s miss, the Blues misplaced one other gem, this time, Spanish playmaker David Silva who was at Valencia on the time.
In June 2010, Silva confirmed he wished to hitch the London facet, saying;
“Chelsea have established themselves as probably the greatest golf equipment in Europe during the last 5 years. There is no such thing as a purpose why sooner or later Chelsea can’t be as embellished as Actual Madrid.
“In gamers like John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, they’ve gamers who would get into any workforce on this planet and it could be a pleasure to play with them.
“There is no such thing as a doubt in my thoughts that Chelsea could be an important membership to play for – and a membership the place I may fulfil my ambition of league titles and the European Cup. The Premier League remains to be the place to be,”
He joined Metropolis after the 2010 World Cup, turning into Roberto Mancini’s second signing after Jerome Boateng.
He has gone on to realize legendary standing, a decade of success that may come to an finish on the finish of the present marketing campaign.
🇦🇷 Sergio Aguero
Manchester Metropolis accomplished a £38million deal for the Argentine in 2011, and clearly it’s one in all their finest signing in historical past.
The previous Atletico Madrid man has gone on to grow to be a membership legend, topping the scorers’ charts and continues to terrorize the Premier League.
Chelsea had been maintaining tabs on the then 21-year-old, and got here near placing a deal in 2009, however his wage calls for have been reportedly too excessive.
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Then in 2011, Roman Abramovich balked at splashing £40 million for the striker however curiously paid £50 for Fernando Torres just a few months later.
He is perhaps on high of the listing of a bunch of gamers the Blues missed out on, and plenty of followers surprise what it could have been prefer to have the striker on the London membership.