Robinho seeking Santos stay

Man City player feels he 'belongs in Brazil'

Robinho: Uncertain future

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Robinho hopes Santos can agree a deal with Manchester City for him to remain in Brazil.

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The striker was allowed to join Santos on loan in January after a difficult start to the 2009/10 season with City.

He recaptured his best form back in his homeland but the loan spell with Santos is now at an end and it is unclear where his future lies.

Roberto Mancini stated earlier this week that he was prepared to take Robinho back to Eastlands, although he did admit that it would also depend on the player.

And it seems the 26-year-old is keen to stay in Brazil after telling Santos that he does not want to bid farewell to the club.


Robinho concedes there is interest from Europe as well but he does not expect a decision to be made until Santos have spoken with City.

"I hope this is not goodbye," he said after playing his final loan game for Santos.

"It's not easy to convince the English to agree a deal but I trust the leaders of Santos to be successful.

"I think I belong in Brazil more than the Premier League.

"My agents have received several offers from clubs in Europe but everything is on hold until Santos meet City."