Robinho Vows To Make Chelsea Pay

Jeff HarbertSenior Writer ISeptember 7, 2008

Manchester City’s last minute signing Robinho has claimed he hopes to punish Chelsea for failing to sign him from Real Madrid during the transfer the window.

The 24-year-old had stated his desire to leave the Spanish champions, and a move to Stamford Bridge seemed like the most likely solution. But with Madrid refusing to sell Robinho to Chelsea, Manchester City, courtesy of their new owners, were able to step in at the last minute and bring Robinho to Manchester for 32 million pounds.

The Brazilian star now admits he’s happy he moved to Manchester City, and has blamed both Chelsea and Real Madrid for his failed move to Stamford Bridge.

“It is Real's fault that I did not sign for Chelsea but it is also Chelsea's fault," Robinho said. "I don't think they managed it very well. They waited until the last minute and it turned out badly for them. My head was at Chelsea but now that is forgotten. I know Scolari is upset with me but these things happen.”

Despite being happy with his move to Manchester City, Robinho still plans on punishing Chelsea.

"When I play against them I will show that they were wrong not to raise their offer. City presented the offer five hours before the deadline and until then I had not been thinking about them at all."

Manchester City fans are delighted with the capture of Robinho, but what will really be interesting to see is if Chelsea live to regret failing to sign the Brazilian striker. Scolari may already have a strong squad, but his team could have even been stronger with the addition of Robinho.

All I know is I will be marking September 13th on my calendar—the day Chelsea travel to the City of Manchester stadium.

I will be watching closely to see if Robinho will be able to punish Chelsea.