Robinho On Verge City Return
By Master Bob
Updated Monday, 12th October 2009
Samba star in line for Carling Cup
Brazil star Robinho is on the verge of a return to action, according to manager Mark Hughes, and may be available for the Carling Cup tie against Scunthorpe.
The record British transfer signing has been out of action since August following a stress fracture but he is now close to full fitness. The news is sure to delight European champions Barcelona, who are rumoured to be looking at signing the former Real Madrid star in January, although Mark Hughes has made it clear Robbie still figures in his plans, although he may struggle to regain his place in Mark Hughes’ starting eleven, given City’s recent form.
Elsewhere, Yossi Benayoun’s agent Ronen Kastav has denied the Liverpool man is seeking a January transfer to the blues. The Israeli captain is having a good season on Merseyside having scored a hat-trick against Burnley and has been one of Liverpool’s star players this season. It is possible Hughes could see him as a replacement for Robinho, should the Brazilian move to Barcelona and City fail in a bid to sign Franck Ribery from Bayern Munich.
Kastav though has appeared to quash the rumour. “Yossi is very happy at Liverpool and only in the summer, agreed a new four year contract.”
So that’s that then. Or is it?