However, his praise of Barcelona was so absolute that it is hard to imagine he was doing anything other than trying to smooth the way for a January transfer back to Spain.
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The Brazil international has already admitted he would relish the chance to play for Pep Guardiola's European champions, and, in his latest comments, he also feels that by representing Barca he will have a better chance of achieving his long-held goal of being the best player on the planet.
Robinho told Brazilian radio station Radio Bandeirantes: ''I'm very happy about the interest that Barcelona have in me, playing in the Nou Camp it is much easier to be the best player in the world than at City.''
However, Robinho, who is currently sidelined with an ankle injury, insists he is not trying to manufacture a move away from City or that he has a problem with manager Mark Hughes.
''I'm not forcing a hypothetical exit from England and neither do I have problems with my coach,'' he said.