And today was no different as Robinho was unveiled by AC Milan at a glitzy ceremony in an upmarket city hotel.
The Brazilian forward completed his long drawn out move away from Eastlands on transfer deadline day, surprising everyone by making a permanent switch rather than a loan.
Feels like home: AC Milan new boy Robinho was gushing in his praise of the club he joined from Manchester City
Robinho arrived at City in 2008 as the British record signing in a £32.5million move from Real Madrid, but has moved to Italy at a knockdown £22m. It is also believed that he has halved his £160,000-a-week Eastlands wages.
The 26-year-old was paraded alongside another shock new recruit, Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Barcelona.
The Swede moved back to Serie A after a curious on-year absence, with his willingness to move on loan a key factor in Robinho joing permanently.
To make way for the pair, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was off-loaded to Schalke in a £10.5m deal and Marco Borriello moved on loan to Roma with the option of a future £8.3m deal.
Samba magic: Robinho will join up with international team-mates Ronaldinho and Pato
Robinho turned down a move to Turkey in August and told City he was only interested in moving to Italy or Spain. Barcelona were interested but were held back by a dire financial situation at the club.
Speaking at the press conference, the player said: 'I dream of a final between AC Milan and Barcelona. At the moment,we are two of the strongest teams. We have a strong team and a surpriseattack.
'It is true that Barcelona asked for me, but in Milan, I know the truthis that here I feel at home, thanks in part to the large number ofBrazilians.'
Having got his wish he will form a mouth-watering forward four with Ibra alongside Alexandre Pato and Ronaldinho.
He added: 'We can play whichever formation we want. It doesn't matter who scores, what is important is that Milan scores.'
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