BREAKING NEWS: Robinho Walks Out Of City Training Camp!By: Wayne Farry | January 20th, 2009
City missed out on one Brazilian today, are they about to lose another? According to the Daily Mail, Robinho has walked out on Manchester City’s training camp in Tenerife. Apparently, Robinho has grown disillusioned with Manchester City and is believed to be in the process of flying back to Brazil.
Is this a reaction to City’s failure to sign Kaká? Kaká’s reasons for not leaving Milan for City were damning, saying that they wanted him for publicity and were too cute in their negotiations. I’m paraphrasing, obviously. Perhaps Robinho has long been unhappy in Manchester and was hoping for Kaká to join to help him settle. Or is it Robinho realising that money really isn’t everything in football?
Of course, this could all just be a storm in a teacup, but it’s worrying. Presumably Robinho, when signing for City had hoped they would continue to acquire top-class players, with the purchase of Craig Bellamy adding to Wayne Bridge’s transfer to City is Robinho feeling that this City project might take longer than he thought?
There could be lots of other factors, his ‘best bud’ Elano has been linked with Lazio and Sparky has made no attempt to play down talk of the former-Shakhtar man’s potential departure.
None of us will know what has really happened here, or why Robinho left the training camp, until more details are released later this morning. So I’m not going to speculate anymore until I get concrete facts.
All I can say is thank God that Craig Bellamy signed today, otherwise it could have looked like a bad day for City..