I'm off! Manchester City misfit Robinho admits he is set to leave Eastlands

24 January 2010 06:26
[LNB] [LNB]Out: Robinho set to leave Manchester City [LNB]Manchester City forward Robinho has confirmed he is set to leave Eastlands,with a return to Santos the likely destination.[LNB]City manager Roberto Mancini has named Robinho in his starting line-up fortoday's FA Cup tie against Scunthorpe.[LNB]And the Brazil forward, who has been unhappy to find himself on the bench inrecent matches, admits it could be his last match for City. [LNB]'What's important is to be happy,' Robinho told Brazilian radio station RadioBandeirantes. [LNB]'Money is not everything. First thing is that I am going through a bad period. [LNB]'Here, Mancini said that I would play one game and another no. I didn't accept that and told him so. It's a World Cup year.' [LNB]Speculation has increased that Robinho is set to leave City after he came offthe bench against Everton last weekend, only to be substituted himself beforethe end. [LNB]Reports suggest Robinho, who joined City in a £32.5million move in 2008, is setto take a pay-cut to move back to Santos, with the Barclays Premier League clubalso continuing to pay part of his wages. [LNB]The 25-year-old progressed through the ranks at Santos and played over 100matches for the Brazilian outfit before leaving to Real Madrid in 2005. [LNB]And he would love a return, adding: 'The directors all agree that it's betterto send me out on loan. It would be exceptional to return to Santos. [LNB] Substitute the substitute! Robinho was replaced despite being introduced as an early first-half sub[LNB]'Playing for Santos would help me in my path to the World Cup. It is my home,I know everyone.'[LNB]Robinho also revealed that his friend and compatriot Diego had told him to joinhim at Juventus but that he had responded: "Di, I would do better to gofishing. No, I'm going to Brazil.'[LNB] We don't want Robinho at Barcelona! Puyol and Xavi tell manager Guardiola Piers Morgan: Surely it's time somebody put the awful Gary Neville out of his misery United boss insists Manchester City striker Tevez should have been sent off [LNB] Explore more:People:RobinhoPlaces:Brazil, Premier League club

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