Date:Monday May 31 2010
It doesn't take a genius to work out the so-called Brazilian superstars reign at Manchester City is over, but why did Robinho's era at the City of Manchester City Stadium fail?
Róbson de Souza's £32.5m move from Real Madrid materialised on the final day of the 2008 transfer window and if I was honest many of us were caught up in the hype. Wow, a world class player moving to Manchester City - how times had changed I thought.
I don't want to regurgitate old news but in essence it didn't take long before many of us knew the 'writing was on the wall'. He failed to deliver and with someone reportedly on £160,000 a week, well something had to give. He wasn't playing on a regular basis and when he did (from the subs bench usually), it was plain to see his heart and head were elsewhere.
In an effort to claim a place in the Brazilian World Cup team Robinho's hand was forced and in the end he realised he had to go. Thankfully for many of us his former club Santos came calling.
Now that the loan deal has come to an end Robinho's agent has said that his 26-year-old client wants to stay well away from Manchester City FC. Great, fantastic I hear you shout but in the end MCFC own his contract and it will be they who dictate where he applies his trade.
Should the club force his hand and make Robbie sit on the bench, play in the reserves or should they cut their losses and allow him to go?
The following clip shows what Robbie was capable of during his City career. Adios Robinho and thanks for all of 5-minutes of memories.
Date:Monday May 31 2010
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