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Robinho: I Would Like To Play For Barca

Manchester City's Premier League record signing Robinho has finally spoken out over the speculation regarding interest from Spanish giants, Barcelona.

If the ongoing rumours are true then the 25-year-old could be on his way out of Eastlands for around £33m as early as January.

Mark Bowen recently stated on City's offical website that Robinho has a future with the club, although the Brazilian's recent comments to the media could suggest otherwise.

'Of course I would like to play for Barca. Who would not? We could have so much fun,' stated the City star.

'It would be a pleasure to play alongside Messi, my compatriot Dani Alves, Xavi, Iniesta, Ibrahimovic, with all of them.

'They're a great team. I played against them and know their quality. But right now I can only do it on the PlayStation.

'It is a pleasure to watch Barca play. They look like the best Brazilian team with the way that they use the ball. Pep Guardiola's team is truly spectacular.'


The talismanic striker went on to say, 'It is a question of sitting down and talking when there is a serious and concrete proposal and, as I have said before, I have not personally received that.

'Now would not be the right time to say things that could be badly interpreted here or there.'


'I have a contract with City and, being the professional that I am, I am dedicated to them.'

Such comments will undoubtedly fuel the growing questions regarding Robinho's future, regardless if he has stated that he is currently committed to the club or not.

If Pep Guardiola does indeed hold ambitions of luring the Brazilian to the Nou Camp, you can undoubtedly expect his departure.




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Writer: Lincolnsmariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 15 2009

Time: 1:38PM

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Its not really a case of- do we want him? Its a case of- does he want us? He has been criticised by the media and fans alike for his erratic form, but for his first year in the Premier League he has done better than Cristiano 'greasy hair' Ronaldo did when he first graced the shores of the UK. To me it is a great shame to see such a player as Robinho leave City as I believe he is the kind of player that takes a good team and makes it a great team. He may not be a good tackler or 100% suited to the premier league, but what he does add is flair and a spark of magic to games. You may argue, whats the use of those facing Birmingham away? The answer is, to see REAL football, not kicking the crap out of each other for 90mins. Leave that for De Jong and let football wonders like Robinho do their own thing. Ill be extremely sad to see him go- if he does.
eighthsin
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15/10/2009 13:48:00

guess what, i would like to play for Barca. So where do i sign???
EddieBell
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15/10/2009 13:53:00

Lets hope Barca sign Ribery instead. We keep Robinho AND save a rediculous £65m!
eighthsin
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15/10/2009 13:58:00

good to see you about eddie - regarding robbie to barca then i just feel theres no smoke without fire and someone must be feeding info back to barca for them to keep coming out or if they aint then get fifa involved because they are out of order.
bluemooner_mcfc
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15/10/2009 13:59:00

I'll burn my shirt if he leaves. Un-ferking-believable.
severedgein
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15/10/2009 14:22:00

That has to be the most blatant tapping up ever.
Buzz Lightyear
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15/10/2009 14:41:00

Off ya pop then, Unfortunatly it does seem that this is going to happen sooner rather than later, and if it's true that he does want to go then there's only one thing worse than a player who doesent want to stay and play and thats a player who doesent want to stay and play worth £32 million plus.
SIR TROYSTER
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15/10/2009 14:41:00

Your first key signing wants to move already, that sure doesn’t bold will try to sign other big names. How long before Abd decides his better of at Milan?
Klutch
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15/10/2009 14:51:00

Classic straw clutching post from Liverpool's Klutch there! Keep hoping mate. We aren't going away.
Johnny Baguette
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15/10/2009 14:59:00

He can go if we find a better replacement in january (ribery or silva) if we cant get anyone better - then IF hughes wants him sold in the summer then so be it. City cannot be forced to sell anyone by any club with our wealth. Roinhos interests would only be secondary. Hes served his purpose - big name, attracts worldwide interest = mission accomplished. Good at home, crap away. Im baffled by guardiolas desire to sign him, because barca press high up and all players work hard of the ball.... robinho does neither. I dont understand the logic of a 32million player going on loan?!?!?!? Pay up or shut up! Six months ago id be sad to him leave, but i see better left wingers suited to the premiership available who will do a better job. That being said, i hope robinho sees out the season as a blue.
enzo city
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15/10/2009 15:11:00

Spot on assessment Enzo.
Johnny Baguette
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15/10/2009 15:33:00

Its an odd one really. I would want more than what we paid for him if we were to sell. Cannot see us forking out 65m for Ribery and Valencia dont need to sell Silva anymore. Anyone else out there that can do a job?
eighthsin
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15/10/2009 15:56:00

It sounds as though we have already decided that Robinho is toast, are we back to a selling club or do have Barcelona anything to ooffer us in exchange for our Robbi?
Buzz Lightyear
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15/10/2009 16:03:00

He's acting like a prize ***** with all his cooing over Barcelona, and I must say, it's beginning to try my patience. We have proved that we can play very well without him, so perhaps Robi doesn't really feel he's up to the task of dislodging Bellamy and Petrov and playing in the premier league week in week out. I'm sure that the jealous fans of other clubs will have a proper laugh at this, but to coin a phrase "I AIN'T BOVVERED!" So either prove to me that you can hack the PL or sod off. Simples.
fifthcolumnblue
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15/10/2009 18:16:00

This just looks like press hype to me, guys. An international week with next to nothing to write about... Bored Fleet Street tongues looking for a suitable orifice. There's no hype without lies!
sindbad
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15/10/2009 19:45:00

 

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