Robinho desperate for Santos stay

21 May 2010 07:01
Manchester City's record signing Robinho has no wish to return to Eastlands.[LNB] After a stormy 18 months following his British record £32.5million arrival from Real Madrid, Robinho was eventually loaned to his old club Santos in January.[LNB]Although there is no chance of Santos being able to afford the fee City would want for the 26-year-old, Robinho wants to remain in his homeland and is willing to explore all alternatives.[LNB]Certainly life at Eastlands holds little appeal for a player who sparkled at times during his first season but became increasingly disenchanted with City once fellow countrymen Jo and Elano were ditched by Mark Hughes.[LNB]In contrast, Robinho is revelling in life back in Brazil and scored a vital goal against Gremio to book a place in the Brazilian Cup final later this year.[LNB]In fact, the second leg against Vitoria is on August 4, the day after Robinho's loan deal is supposed to expire.[LNB]However, the World Cup-bound star is eager to remain where he is.[LNB]"I will return to Brazil after the World Cup and, God willing, I will stay to play in the Copa Libertadores (in 2011)," he said.

Source: Team_Talk