Ex Chelsea Star; I am worth more than Ronaldo & Messi combined, I could buy Man UTD – but now I regret Portugal transfer.
Chelsea ex millionaire player Bolkiah had been playing for Chelsea and Leicester City too when he was in the EPL had expressed his anger at the club for not being able to play in the high level of EPL games.
He had said that if he was given the chance he could be proven to be better than Messi and Ronaldo but now he had gone back to Portugal to continue his career there.
As the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, Faiq never truly had to work a day in his life but that did not stop him from achieving his dream of becoming a professional footballer.
Currently plying his trade in Thailand for Chonburi, the 24-year-old has not given up making it in the big leagues having spent time with some Premier League giants.
At the age of 12, he signed for Southampton’s academy in 2009 after starting out at AFC Newbury, a club near his school Bradfield College in Berkshire.
After a brief spell with Reading, Arsenal offered Bolkiah a trial where he played in the 2013 Lion City Cup against the likes of Corinthians. PSV Eindhoven and Eintracht Frankfurt and even bagged a goal.
But it was Chelsea that snapped him up in 2014 on a two-year contract where he plied his trade for the reserves before leaving for Leicester on a four-year deal.
Here is what he said;
“I definitely regret moving there. I feel like there was a lot of politics to do with it as well, why Maritimo wanted me. I didn’t feel like they were being fully honest.
“It definitely made me stronger. It definitely made me work harder and keep my head down. That didn’t change for sure. But I definitely made the right decision to leave.
“I had another two years left on my contract there. They changed presidents at the time, I went in there and they understood my situation. It wouldn’t have done me or the club any good for me to be there longer.”