Man City ace turned down Barcelona move

Robinho instead left Manchester City and joined Santos on a six month loan deal.

Robinho told Radio Globo: “I had an offer from Barcelona. But they wanted to bring me in on a transfer and Manchester City didn’t want to sell me.”

The 26-year-old added: “Then they wanted me on a loan deal but it wouldn’t have been good to take my whole family, look for a house and be there only six months.”