Friday, 30 July 2010

Robi to return

Unfortunately we have not yet sold Robinho anywhere. And given our unwillingness to loan him back to Santos, he will return to MCFC at the end of his loan spell next week.

Or rather, he will play a friendly for Brazil against the US in New Jersey on August 11 - part of Mano Menezes' exciting new squad, alongside City targets Neymar and David Luiz. And then come back to City just in time for opening day.

But it's not obvious to me that Robinho could be re-integrated into the playing squad. In fact, I think that with Adam Johnson, David Silva and presumably Mario Balotelli in our 25 there might not even be a place for our (current) record signing.

It would be a situation so absurd that I am sure we will compromise between now and deadline day. In practice this will mean accepting of, say, £15m rather than holding out for £20m. There are not many clubs who could find that money to buy him, but maybe some. Beşiktaş? Milan? Benfica? Lyon? Juventus? That's my prediction, anyway.


tony said...



Homegrown over-21s:
1.Shay Given
2.Joe Hart
3.Stuart Taylor
4.Micah Richards
5.Wayne Bridge
Nedum Onuoha sell
6.Joleon Lescott
Shaleum Logan loan
Michael Johnson loan
7.Stephen Ireland
8.Shaun Wright-Phillips
9.Adam Johnson
10.Gareth Barry
11.Craig Bellamy
Kelvin Etuhu sell

Foreign over-21s:
David Gonzalez loan
12 Pablo Zabaleta
13 Jerome Boateng
14 Kolo Toure
15 Aleksandar Kolarov
16.Vincent Kompany
17.Nigel de Jong
18.Yaya Toure
19.Patrick Vieira
21.David Silva
Roque Santa Cruz sell
Jo sell
Felipe Caicedo sell
22.Emmanuel Adebayor
23.Carlos Tevez
24. James Milner purchase
25. Fernando Torres purchase
Mario Ballotelli purchase
Javan Vidal
Vladimir Weiss
Dedryck Boyata
Greg Cunningham
Adi Ibrahim
Alex Nimely

BlueMooning said...

I don't want City to compromise at all and don't see why should. This spoilt brat has been a problem since almost day one (in fact include day one because he was clearly unclear who he was joining).

He should be rebranded Babybinho. If City are expected to take a hit (at least that appears to be your suggestion) let them take the full cost as a hit and let him rot for the remaining part of his contract. See how long he maintains his international place at that rate.

Then sell him to a Russian club when he finally comes to his hare brained senses. His behaviour has been both disrespectful and disgraceful.

I find people who appear to feel the need to empathise with him just because he has talent the most lamentable. He is not a child and is as accountable for his actions as you or I. I don't see him offering to return his unearned salary but I do see the spolit brat wanting this and that because it suits him.

city_slacker said...

tony must be as Lancastrian as they come- James Milner. Yorkshire. Foreign. I've missed those days...

tony said...

ha ha well spotted! obviously you get the point mate i was adding players nos 24 and 25.
point is that the media is whipping all city fans into another frenzy bellamy going,ireland going we need a fire sale.its a ruddy joke.
we will soon be rid of jo and santa sick note and all of a sudden we have only 3 strikers.

Bluephill said...

Balotelli would not need to be registered in the 25 man squad as he is still only 19.

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