Nicolas Anelka has launched an attack on his former club Chelsea after accusing them of disposing of players once they reach their thirties. Anelka, 33, who was sold to Shanghai Shenua in January this year, believes that once a player hits the age of the 30 they are no longer wanted at Chelsea.
"At Chelsea, as soon as you get past 30, you get the impression you're too old," Anelka insisted.
The Frenchman's comments come after Florent Malouda, 32, was banished to train with the Chelsea youth team after being unable to agree to a move away from the club. The France international was an influential member of the squad two seasons ago but has drifted from the first team and now finds himself training with the youngsters. Brazilian side Santos will move for Malouda in January. He has also been linked with a return to Lyon.
Anelka added: "It's sad what's happening to Flo [Malouda]. Two years ago, he was named player of the year.
Is anything wrong with a policy not to give players that are above 30 more than year contract?
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