Robinho keen for Santos stay
Man City's record signing Robinho revealed he has no desire to return to Eastlands next season.
Last Updated: 20/05/10 9:53pm
Manchester City's record signing Robinho has revealed he has no desire to return to Eastlands next season.
The 26-year-old was signed on loan by his former club Santos in January after a turbulent 18 months at City, where he had arrived for a British record of £32.5million.
The Brazilian shone during his debut season at Eastlands but became increasingly disillusioned with the club after former manager Mark Hughes axed compatriots Jo and Elano.
He has enjoyed more success in Brazil, scoring the crucial goal against Gremio to book his side a spot in the Brazilian Cup final later this year.
The second leg against Vitoria is on August 4, the day after Robinho's loan contract is set to expire.
But despite there being no chance of Santos being able to afford the fee City would want for the forward, Robinho is adamant he wants to stay in his homeland and explore all of his available options after competing in the World Cup this summer.
He said: "I will return to Brazil after the World Cup and, God willing, I will stay to play in the Copa Libertadores (in 2011)."