Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Robinho wants out at Real Madrid
by Joe Addison, July 16th, 2008 11AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Real Madrid winger Robinho is frustrated with his role as a pawn in the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer saga. If Ronaldo joins the Spanish giants, Robinho will be sold to recoup part of the expected world record transfer fee. If Ronaldo stays with Manchester United, then Robinho will be welcomed back to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu for another year.

But the 24-year-old Robinho is not satisfied with these terms and has informed the club he wants to move on. His agent, Wagner Ribeiro, told reporters, "Madrid has failed to value him as he deserves and I do not like the fact that they tried to include him in the Ronaldo deal."

The diminutive winger, who has 50 caps for Brazil, has expressed his interest in joining Chelsea.

"It would be a dream for me to work with Luiz Felipe Scolari, who is one of the best coaches in the world," he said. "I have always spoken highly of him and he has always spoken very highly of me, since well before he was at Chelsea. In 2003, when I was unknown in Europe, he called me to play in a charity match. It was brief but it was enough for me to see his style and character."

Chelsea heard Robinho's pleas and has offered a bid for the player -- but not for the $96 million that Real Madrid is reporting. Even with an offer on the table, Real Madrid is reluctant to sell Robinho until Ronaldo's services are secured.

For the time being, Robinho is staying away from the Spanish capital as he prepares for the Olympics.

Brazilian coach Dunga selected the player along with Ronaldinho as the overage participants on the U-23 roster.

If Robinho leaves for Chelsea, though, he will not attend the Games.

His agent explained, "Robinho wants to play the Olympics for Brazil, but he knows it is not a possibility if he moves to Chelsea. Right now, we are not thinking much about that, we are more worried with his future, where he is going to play next season."



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Eligible hosts for 2026 World Cup confirmed    
FIFA president Sepp Blatter confirmed that only Asian countries will not be allowed to bid for ...
What They're Saying: IRS crime chief Richard Weber    
"I don't think there was ever a decision or a declaration that we would go after ...
What They're Saying: Tab Ramos    
"We didn't play how we wanted to play, that's for sure. We found in front of ...
Under-20 World Cup: Results & Schedule    
Panama rallied to tie perennial U-20 power Argentina, 2-2, in the opening game in Group B. ...
MLS: This weekend ...    
Sporting Kansas City's 4-0 win over FC Dallas moved it into a tie for second place ...
Video Pick: George Evans starts Man City's U.S. tour in style    
Manchester City's 20-year-old academy product George Evans spent all of the past two years on loan ...
Video Pick: Brilliant soccer tennis at French Open    
The French Open crowd erupted in cheers when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Dudi Sela started using their ...
U.S. U-23s down the Dutch, 3-1     
The USA bounced back from its 3-1 opening loss against France at the Festival International Espoirs ...
ICYMI | MLS: Orlando City will expand new downtown stadium    
Orlando City will increase capacity in the new stadium, initially expected to hold 19,000 fans, to ...
FIFA: Blatter survives, easily winning election to fifth term    
Embattled Sepp Blatter won election for a fifth four-year term as FIFA president, defeating his sole ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives