By Chris Wright
“Leavin’ on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again”
Brazilian club Santos are reportedly close to agreeing a loan deal with Manchester City which will see Robinho move back to his former club. I think it’s fair to say that the winger has been fairly pathetic (for the most part) during his stint in the Premier League and is now looking to move on to a club where idolisation may come a little easier.
Portuguese club Benfica are also said to have lodged a late interest in the flimsy winger but it seems Robinho would prefer a move back to his homeland after telling a Brazilian radio station he is ‘90% certain’ to leave Man City for Santos during the next 48 hours.
If the loan deal is completed, small print in the contract would see City become entitled to first refusal on two of Santos’ up and coming stars – 17 year old striker Neymar and 20 year old attacking midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso.