Man City’s present Star joined the Blues from Genk, the 29-year-old made just nine appearances and one assist credited to him during his 18 months stay at Stamford Bridge.
He was sent to Wolfsburg on a loan before they signed him permanently for €22 million.
Around August 2015, he left to City for €76 million bid, where he has gone ahead to win two Premier League titles among several other domestic silverware but still yet to win the Champions League.
However, the attacker has revealed his first stint in the Premier League, saying he was not valued at the Bridge.
Legit.ng reported that the striker made some statements concerning his transfer from the blues, he said!!
Jose called me into his office in December, and it was probably the second big life-changing moment for me. He had some papers in front of him, and he said, ‘One assist. Zero goals. Ten recoveries’.
It took me a minute to understand what he was doing. Then he started reading the stats of the other attacking forwards – Willian, Oscar, (Juan) Mata, (Andre) Schurrle. And it’s like – five goals, 10 assists, whatever.
Jose was just kind of waiting for me to say something, and finally I said, ‘but some of these guys have played 15, 20 games. I’ve only played three. So it’s going to be different, no?
It was so strange. I was completely honest. I said, ‘I feel like the club doesn’t really want me here. I want to play football. I’d rather you sell me.
I decided to go away because I felt I didn’t have any chances of playing at the time. I didn’t see more opportunities coming so for me, it was the best decision to leave Chelsea and go to a situation where I felt I could start again.
Did I expect it to go this way? Obviously not, because at that time it was a low point in my career but I never had any doubt in my abilities as a football player.
I can’t think what is going to happen eight years down the line playing for City, in World Cups and all that stuff. It’s wonderful.
The Belgian has been outstanding in his current team, having made 249 appearances for the club, and has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and four League Cups.