Frenchman Claude Makelele spoke about the reasons for his departure from Real Madrid and his move to Chelsea in 2003 after winning the European Champions League.
Makelele said: “I told Real Madrid that I have offers and clubs that are interested in me, but they did not improve my contract according to what I requested and they told me that I should consider myself happy just to play for Real Madrid.”
He continued: “They thought I would accept the situation. I felt that my time was over with them and I wanted to leave, so I started to contact the clubs when they realized that it was really a matter that they offered me an offer with the same salary as other clubs, but I had already decided.”
He ended his speech by saying: “I preferred Chelsea to the rest of the clubs because they fought for me.”
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