Brazilian icon Roberto Carlos has revealed that he was very close to signing for Chelsea back in 2007.
The left-back, who is regarded as one of the finest left-back to ever grace the game, had just left Real Madrid at the time, was on the hunt for a new club and was open to the idea of sealing a move to the Premier League.
And after emerging as favourites to bring the club to England, we quickly swooped in to try and secure a transfer deal for the Brazilian superstar, and looked all set to make an announcement.
However, the deal did not go through in the end, and now Carlos has revealed why, admitting that there was an issue with the lawyer as the deal to make the move to the Premier League was 100 per cent agreed.
The former Brazilian international, as quoted by the Daily Mail, said “With Chelsea, it got very close. It was literally agreed and I just had to go there and sign the contract.”
“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.”
Carlos in the Premier League would have been something special to see, he really is one of the very best left-backs ever to grace the game and a player that would have sold alot of tickets for the club.
So it was a shame that he never got that move to the club, he would have been loved.