Florent Malouda looks ready to end his Chelsea exile as soon as possible and a potential move to Santos to join fellow former European veterans in the Brazilian Serie A looks to be his top priority come January.
Although he has been a major part of the Chelsea’s successes in the last several seasons, Malouda has been cast aside under the new management of Roberto Di Matteo. With apparently nowhere to make a change at Chelsea, and no respect for his years of dedication to the club’s fight to the top, the French international is ready to pack his bags.
According to TalkSport on Oct. 15, 2012 his move to Santos could happen as soon as the window opens or almost potentially before if the paperwork is in order. Much like how Nicolas Anelka ran out of the Chelsea exit door last January, it appears that Malouda could be doing just the same this season.
After scoring 45 goals, providing 44 assists and making 220 appearances for the Blues as well as being part of one EPL title, three FA Cups, two FA Community Shields and the clubs improbable 2012 UEFA Champions League title, Malouda can leave with his head held high despite the frustrating manner in which he appears to be making an exit.