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I'm so happy to stay at City, says Robinho

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Robinho has re-affirmed his commitment to City after stories circulating in his native Brazil over the weekend suggested that he wanted a return to South America with a move to Santos.

Santos president Marcelo Teixeira gave an interview in which he claimed that Robinho, the Blues' record signing from Real Madrid last summer, was unhappy with life at the City of Manchester Stadium.

But Robi, who finished top scorer in his first campaign and was moved by the fans' end-of-season farewell to the team, moved quickly to quell any notion that he might be looking for another transfer.

He insisted: "I am very happy at City. Santos are the team of my heart and one day I want to go back, but not now. I am very happy with the affection demonstrated by the fans in the final match against Bolton.

"The incentives shouted by the crowd, directed at my team-mate Glauber Berti in the final minutes, demonstrated how passionate City's fans are. I am very happy and proud to play in a club that has such wonderful followers."

Robinho and Blues team-mate Elano have World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay on Saturday and Paraguay on Wednesday before the Brazil squad go  on to the Confederation Cup in South Africa.


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