Sunday, October 13, 2019

America turns down Chelsea’s Shevchenko

Two years ago Andriy Shevchenko was undeniably one of the worlds best strikers, and Chelsea broke the British transfer record to sign the Ukrainian for £30,800,000 in the summer of 2006. Fast-forward to the summer of 2008; and clubs in America are turning down the chance to buy the striker.

Shevchenko has reportedly been touted around the world as the 31-year-old looks for a fast escape route out of Stamford Bridge. However, no teams in the American Major League Soccer have shown interest in the striker, and one MLS boss told the Daily Mail: “Managers don’t want has-beens who are looking to wind down thier careers”

Shevchenko was at the peak of his career when he joined Chelsea in 2006. The Ukranian had finished as Italy’s top scorer twice whilst at AC Milan, and ranked 3rd in the all-time European top scorers chart begind ex-team mate Fillipo Inzaghi and German legend Gerd Muller.

However, a torrid spell under Jose Mourinho and Avram Grant at Chelsea saw the striker net only 9 league goals in two seasons, and many rumours now strongly link the striker with a move back to his previous club AC Milan.

[Source: Daily Mail]

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What? I’ve been following Shevchenko rumors for over a year and this article, frankly, is a stab to the heart. Absolutely Sheva has had a disappointing stint at Chelsea. But then again, Chelsea has (had) such a highly competitive roster that playing time has been too elusive for the man to flourish. Other big name European talent (I won’t name names) has flourished in the MLS, and from my vantage point, upped the quality and competition of the American game. MLS, your budget it mediocre, but why not continue to earn yourself recognition with high quality players who will develop… Read more »

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“Managers don’t want has-beens who are looking to wind down thier careers”..

errr…right then….so why the hell was David Beckham signed???…..although he seems to have pulled the wool over the eyes os sucessive england managers he is not only a has been but also the most over rated footballer of his generation…possibly not just his generation but in the history of football.

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