Robinho open to Barca move

15 October 2009 12:31
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Robinho has admitted that he would love to play for Barcelona but at present he is yet to receive an offer.[LNB] The Brazilian only signed for Manchester City last year for a record £32million from Real Madrid but his brief stay at Eastlands has been blighted by constant rumours linking him with a move away from Manchester.[LNB]Speculation has been widespread recently with Barca manager Pep Guardiola reportedly stating he has wanted to sign the 25-year-old ever since he took charge at Camp Nou.[LNB]The rumours suggest that the Spanish champions are ready to take the forward initially on loan in January before making the deal permanent in the summer.[LNB]"Of course I would like to play for Barca. Who would not? We could have so much fun," he told El Mundo Deportivo.[LNB]"It would be a pleasure to play alongside (Lionel) Messi, my compatriot Dani Alves, Xavi, (Andres) Iniesta, (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, with all of them.[LNB]"They're a great team. I played against them and know their quality. But right now I can only do it on the PlayStation.[LNB]"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."[LNB]Honour and prideRobinho insists that until an official bid is made he will remain completely committed to City while manager Mark Hughes will want to keep hold of a player that has already become a firm fans' favourite amongst City supporters.[LNB]"It is an honour that a coach like him (Guardiola) speaks well of Robinho and values me as much as I have read he does. It fills my heart with pride," he added.[LNB]"But now is not a question of whether there is a loan move or I sign in the winter market or in the summer.[LNB]"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.[LNB]"Now would not be the right time to say things that could be badly interpreted here or there.[LNB]"I have a contract with City and being the professional that I am, I am dedicated to them."[LNB]

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