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Manchester City have to keep away from making similar mistake with Harry Kane or Robert Lewandowski as Chelsea did with Robinho in 2008


Issues might have been so totally different if Robinho had signed for Chelsea as an alternative of Manchester City on that exceptional day in 2008.

The Brazilian was a daily for Actual Madrid, who had simply received back-to-back LaLiga titles, however he wished to depart the Spanish capital – and he wished a transfer to west London.

2008/09: Man City land Robinho and things have never been the same since

Robinho wished to signal Chelsea earlier than (and after) his transfer to Manchester City

“I wished to go to Chelsea,” Robinho revealed in 2018.

“[Manager Luiz Felipe] Scolari instructed me that I might make the distinction for him within the group.

“Nonetheless, Actual Madrid ended up badly with them, they didn’t like the way in which that Chelsea offered shirts with my title on them earlier than the deal was accomplished.

“I’m certain it was this that led to the negotiations to fail and it was a case of pleasure for Actual Madrid.

Phil Scolari was keen on signing his compatriot

Phil Scolari was eager on signing his compatriot

“They had been additionally reluctant to let me transfer to a membership that was taking part in within the Champions League that season. Chelsea had been, however City weren’t.”

So, regardless of by chance telling reporters he was delighted to affix Chelsea (earlier than somebody corrected him) Robinho was a City participant.

It was a shock, to say the least. Chelsea had just lately received back-to-back titles and simply completed as Champions League runners-up. City’s final three finishes, alternatively, had been 15th, 14th, and ninth.

The switch was summed up completely by City defender Richard Dunne, who says he ‘simply laughed’ when instructed concerning the deal.

Robinho accomplished his £32.5million on the ultimate day of the switch window and, for the primary time, Sheikh Mansour had flexed his monetary muscle tissues as proprietor of the membership.

Robinho was City owner Sheikh Mansour’s first big signing


Robinho was City proprietor Sheikh Mansour’s first huge signing

Since then, Mansour hasn’t stopped exhibiting off his financial biceps and triceps, with City spending their strategy to 5 Premier League titles and quite a few home cups.

Their monetary energy has elevated however, this summer season, they should be taught a lesson from that saga 13 years in the past.

Chelsea didn’t get Robinho, regardless of fellow Brazilian Scolari’s desperation to, as a result of they aggravated the Actual Madrid board, printing shirts with the participant’s title on the again earlier than the switch had been agreed, because the winger mentioned.

City profited from that, however they want to verify they don’t make the identical mistake – however perhaps they have already got.

Have City made the same mistake with Harry Kane, as Chelsea did with Robinho?

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Have City made the identical mistake with Harry Kane, as Chelsea did with Robinho?

When negotiating a switch for a participant, you don’t need to irritate the particular person making the large choices and, by the seems of issues, that’s precisely what City have accomplished.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly stopped taking cellphone calls or entertaining conversations concerning the sale of Kane due to the underwhelming bids for the England captain up to now this window.

With that in thoughts, will the Spaniard now flip his consideration to Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski?

The Poland worldwide reportedly needs a brand new problem and is eager to depart the Bundesliga champions, so a transfer to Manchester could possibly be on the playing cards.

Lewandowski is believed to have told Bayern he wants a new challenge


Lewandowski is believed to have instructed Bayern he needs a brand new problem

If they’re going to make that transfer, or proceed their pursuit for Kane, they should do it with out upsetting any extra bigwigs at Spurs or Bayern.

As a result of, in the event that they do, one other membership could swoop in and signal both of the goalscoring supremos as an alternative, similar to City did to Chelsea on that day greater than a decade in the past.

Each Kane and Lewandowski would somewhat that didn’t occur, simply in case they observe the identical profession path as Robinho and discover themselves ending their taking part in days within the Turkish prime flight for Sivasspor…


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