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Robinho Gambles By Digging His Heels In

Robinho Gambles By Digging His Heels In


De Souza Robinho will never play for Manchester City again, yet the brilliantly talented but hopelessly lightweight striker has turned down two offers from elsewhere...

Robinho has got 6 days left to find a new club otherwise he is heading for the Eastlands stands and the post 25 Man Squad list doldrums.

Turkish giants Besiktas and Fenerbahce had both pursued the striker with firm bids for his erratic services yet the record British transfer signing refuses to entertain their advances:

'With all due respect to Turkish football, I'm not going to play there right now. Fenerbahce have sent me an official proposal, but I already decided that I will not take it up.'

City would of course be pleased to bring the sorry saga of Robinho's stay with the club to a close and get rid of a player who now trains alone at Carrington having told the management team he wants out.

Robinho, however, makes a bold statement of what he expects to take place between now and 1st September:

'There are other conversations going on and a week gives me a lot of time yet. The only thing I can say for certain is that I will continue in Europe, either in Italy or Spain.'

Robinho is used to getting everything he wants. City fans have seen that at close quarters up to the point where Roberto Mancini saw enough and double subbed him at Everton last season, so poor was the Brazilian's performance. But the pressure is on Robinho now. Not City. City don't need to sell.

Mancio:

"Robinho has two or three options. When he chooses we will then know where he wants to go. I have spoken with Robinho and he can stay if he works well and trains well. I have a good relationship with him. But I think he wants to play in Italy or Spain."

If the big clubs Robinho is obviously holding out for don't come in, let alone fail to strike a deal with The Blues who won't let him go on the cheap, then this gifted but essentially ultra-spoilt footballer will find himself boxed into a wilderness of his own making.


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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday August 25 2010
Time: 12:29PM

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shame. you'd think he'd want to be part of a squad that could seriously challenge for honours this year and be part of the champ league next year
Speebop
25/08/2010 12:48:00
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Welcome to reserve team football Robbie
Thaibluefan
25/08/2010 12:51:00
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"a player who now trains alone at Carrington having told the management team he wants out" That bit is not correct I have just seen him training with the rest (on Sky Sports News). Do agree with the sentiments expressed though. Be a good idea for City to show these guys that player power does not always work. Make him spend the winter in Manchester and refuse all requests by him to go to Brasil whilst he his kicking his well-paid heels.
jackblue
25/08/2010 13:34:00
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Well, we're not the only one's to report him training alone since his return from Santos. In point of fact, he's been working solo in the gym right up until this past week, so maybe he's been let out!
Johnny Baguette
25/08/2010 13:57:00
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More on this one. In the VMC Forum under Training Notes you'll find confirmation that Robinho returned to training with the squad today. He was given a round of applause by the entire squad and Mancio.....
Johnny Baguette
25/08/2010 14:41:00
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Saw him outside CoMS on Monday night on my way in to the Liverpool match - he used to get mobbed for autographs every time he appeared, but on Monday even though everyone clearly recognised him, all he got was a few angry glares. I think the lad has well and truly burned his bridges and I for one don't want him to stay. Good riddance to bad attitudes.
fifthcolumnblue
25/08/2010 18:41:00
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I will be glad to see the back of him ...he became a legend in his own mind .....
Doody
25/08/2010 21:45:00
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