Before he left Barcelona for AC Milan, and even during his time as a Barca player, Chelsea tried to sign Ronaldinho, reports said at the time, and the Brazilian legend has now admitted that Chelsea tried to sign him.
Speaking exclusively in the March 2017 issue of FourFourTwo, the Barca legend revealed how Chelsea tried to sign him, while also admitting that he’d have loved to play in the Premier League.
He said: “I don’t regret not having played in England, but it could have been special because it’s a fantastic league,” he says. “Chelsea tried to take me there once, and some other teams were interested in signing me, too.
“The league there is so fast and so intense all of the time – it’s great to watch and not boring at all. I don’t tend to watch all 90 minutes of Premier League games, but I will see more of the highlights and the goals in the Premier League than other leagues around the world.”