Roque Santa Cruz: Robinho won’t shut up about Barcelona
Striker helps show rival to the door at Eastlands…
Is Roque Santa Cruz greasing up the wheels of Robinho‘s winter transfer to Barcelona? Man City‘s £18m striker put the jinking Brazilian right in it during a recent radio interview with Catalunya Radio, by announcing Robinho regularly reminds his teammates he’d rather being doing his jinking alongside Lionel Messi than, er, Roque Santa Cruz:
Of course he talks to us about it. And the players are cracking jokes about it in the dressing room.
In the English papers there’s a lot of interest about Barca and Robinho is also not hiding his desire to play for them one day. But I guess we’ll see.
It’s not very often you’ll hear players divulge what goes on in the dressing room, and especially not with regards to a member of the team their manager has repeatedly stated is going nowhere. However, we imagine one less forward at Eastlands doesn’t sound like such a bad idea to the bit-part playing Paraguyan, who was sure to help state Robinho’s case before the interview was over:
To add a talent like Robinho to the quality of players they have would give a different air to Barca because he’s got great ability and is a player who pleases crowds because of the way he plays.
A player that good wouldn’t have any problems being part of that side.
Bet he sent Pep Guardiola a Michael Owen-style brochure as well.