Robinho told he must fight for his Manchester City slot.Byline: ANI
London, Oct.15 (ANI): Brazil football star Robinho, who is wanted by Barcelona in January's transfer window, faces a fight to reclaim his place in the Manchester City squad, according to according to
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Leslie Mark Hughes OBE (born November 1, 1963 in Ruabon, Wrexham, Wales), nicknamed Sparky , said: "Robinho is a naturally-fit guy who doesn't carry a lot of weight.
"So, once he's back training with the group, it doesn't take him much time to be right. But, he's no different from any other player in the squad in that he'll be fighting for a place when he regains his fitness, The Mirror quoted Bowen, as saying.
"Anybody who watches top-level football knows that's always the case now, and we're no different. Things can change so quickly though. A week is a long time in this game. An injury or two and you're back in the side, then it's up to you to make sure you stay there," he added.
While City have maintained publicly that Robinho is not for sale, Barcelona's persistent courting of the 25-year-old means a January exit now seems inevitable.
City are keen to add defensive cover in January and could use Robinho as bait in a player-plus-cash deal with Barcelona's Carles Puyol Carles Puyol i Saforcada (born April 13, 1978 in La Pobla de Segur, Catalonia, Spain) is a Spanish/Catalan footballer who is the current team captain of FC Barcelona. He is a regular in the Spanish national team. or Eric Abidal coming the other way. (ANI)
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