Chelsea

Once Valued At £13M, What Fee Might He Command Today?

The Chelsea revamp is in full swing as the summer transfer window hots up after Euro 2012. With many comings and goings expected before Sepetember 1st Chelsea’s Florent Malouda could be the next to suffer from the Chelsea clear out with reports suggesting he is considering offers from Brazil.

Malouda was firstly linked with Botafoga but has since been linked with Santos.

The 32-year-old would most likely welcome a move to Brazil as it is the native country of his current wife and Malouda will see opportunities limited at Stamford Bridge next season given the new signings.

Malouda, a £13million signing for the Blues five years ago, is also wanted by Vasco Da Gama where his ex-Lyon team-mate Juninho Pernambucano also plays.

Santos is the most recognisable name amongst those linked and their vice-president Odilio Rodrigues has claimed there have been discussions with Malouda, stating:

“We have only had informal talks,” Rodrigues told Lancenet.

A move to Botafoga would also seem a good prospect as they have already pulled off a coup this window by signing football legend Clarence Seedorf after his release from AC Milan.

Question is, should Chelsea allow Malouda to move on?

Judging by Chelsea fans reactions to rumours on the internet and in forums then they believe Malouda to be dead wood and in their eyes the club can’t get rid quick enough. To be honest, I’m inclined to agree.

Malouda isn’t half the player he was a few seasons ago and it seems age has caught up with the once flying winger, he seems slow and does not suit the style of play Roberto Di Matteo is trying to achieve. With the likes of Hazard, Mata, Marin, Ramires, Kevin De Bruyne and any other potential signings Malouda’s first team opportunities would be, well, less than limited.

A move away suites all parties as Chelsea offload a high earner who offers very little to the first team and Malouda gets regular football and I’m sure a nice payday.

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