"My goal is to stay for a long-time. If the president wants to extend my contract to four years that would be great.">>Robinho on his unveiling at Santos.
My view when the loan deal was made was that was the last we will see of Robinho in a City shirt, being that far from a loan deal invigorating him and providing the necessary motivation for him to succeed with ourselves, it would merely strengthen any resolve to move from the club.
Therefore the comments are not a surprise, but, on the other hand may have been Robinho paying lip service to a sizeable crowd that had turned out.
I doubt it though.