Who remembers Winston Bogarde?
When you think of a footballer who made a shedload of money for doing basically nothing, one of the names that instantly pops into the head is Chelsea’s old Dutch defender Winston Bogarde.
Now 46, Bogarde was earning £40,000-a-week in salary from 2000 and 2004.
In total he earned him nearly £10 million as a benchwarmer at Stamford Bridge, while Bogarde only made 12 appearances for Chelsea in his career.
The old Blues defender has popped back into people’s memories on Sunday, as the Guardian have reported that Man United, Man City Chelsea and Liverpool are all in the race for his 15-year-old nephew, Melayro Bogarde.
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Melayro Bogarde, a defender, is approaching his 16th birthday, and that could see the teenager swap Dutch football for the Premier League. As reported in the Guardian:
Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have a strong interest in signing the Dutch youth defender Melayro Bogarde, nephew of the former Chelsea defender Winston Bogarde, with each club intensively scouting the 15-year-old.
Bogarde, who plays for Feyenoord, is a target for the four Premier League clubs once he becomes 16 on 28 May. Until then the Holland under-16 international is a free agent.
Melayro Bogarde is generally thought to be a ball-playing centre-half, however he’s also capable of playing in central midfield.
He’s already represented Holland at under-15 level.