Deadline Day Aftermath

Tearful Robinho chases his dream of earning more money

British transfer record smashed in Man City coup

Robinho loves the money

Over the weekend Brazilian Man-O’-Sex Robinho held his own press conference to tell us all how his ‘head is in Chelsea‘, yet last night night he became the first purchase of that new Arabian team in Manchester. Following the £32.5m record transfer, Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon revealed the slightly unstable nature of his former employee:

“We decided that the best thing was for him to leave. He has an emotional problem that is worse than he thought. Every time I have spoken to him he has cried.”

To paint a more detailed picture of Robinho’s highly professional acumen, Calderon confirmed that the 24-year-old winger/ second striker cares more for the good paper than a successful career:

“The fact is that we have accepted an offer for Manchester City, and that he is not going for sporting reasons.”

It seems that the Brazilian was happy to pull on the shirt of the highest bidder, which makes us wonder where Peter Kenyon was last night. As the keeper of Roman Abramovich’s bottomless kitty, how did he allow Chelsea to be side-stepped on this deal? Is the man who oversaw huge losses on SWP and Shevchenko losing his touch? Or did Chelsea simply realise they don’t need Robinho? Let us know what you think with a comment below.

6 responses so far
  • simon // September 2, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Robinho would have been a great addition in terms of skills. Outbid by a few squids – Shame on you PK! No matter we’ll beat City next week :)

  • danny // September 2, 2008 at 10:05 am

    im a cfc fan and am glad now we havent got the greedy sod, i was sad at first, but robino said on sunday his head was with chelsea, but soon as city offered 92k a week he moved within hours, so i think we had a lucky escape.I really think we needed a different type of striker too, such as villa, just a goal machine.Peter kenyon did all he could and realised that robhino wasnt worth the risk of 40 million, only time will tell, but i rate peter kenyon, he is no mug and all things considerd think weve had a lucky escape.I f city think its just a matter of buying a top player and suddenly you win everything , then they are in for a shock.

  • honest abe // September 2, 2008 at 10:10 am

    I don’t think Robinho, the player is the most important thing about this deal. He’s Clearly not worth the £32.50 million. 25 goals in 104 games isn’t that great. He never plays well against big teams, and he’s not the toughest player. He gets pushed around quite a bit in La Liga, how will he cut the hussle of the Premier league?

    Now please don’t get me wrong, I’m a United fan, so some of you will think this is sour grapes. But it’s not. Because this transfer is HUGE for City, it proves they can compete with Chelsea and United. It didn’t matter who they signed yesturday, as long as they showed their intent. The first Superstar signing, the first Man City Galactico, the begining of a new era.

  • Michael Gatt // September 2, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Not only did City NOT get Berbatov from under United’s noses, like they were so so sure they would, but they did United a massive favour by taking Robinho from under Chelsea’s noses. Nice one.

  • ... // September 2, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Hi i think it is the best player city could of bought… chelsea would of bought him and never played him he needed a club like us … manchester derby haha robinho vs ronaldo … game of the season :)

  • Steev // September 2, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    I love it!!! I’m a chelsea season ticket holder and Good luck to Man City. The simple fact is that as soon as City had an offer accepted then all we had to do was offer the equivalent. Then Madrid would have had to accept or release the fact they just didn’t want him to send him to us!! Anyway we didn’t so we cant of wanted him that much, so why chase him all summer!!
    I already hated Kenyon before this, but can’t blame him. Anyways City should have offered for Owen as he is someone whose club can have heads turned by money. And who does robinho replace city boys. petrov, SWP?

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