He said: “I was really surprised when they came in for Robinho. I thought ‘What’s happening? Man City and £30m?’
“No they haven’t put an offer in for me and they don’t have to bother! I’m really curious if Manchester City have a plan because it won’t work by only buying the most expensive players.
“It’s about a team. If all the pieces don’t click then the system will fail.
“In principle, Man City could have success but there has to be a philosophy with a whole staff who have a plan for the next four or five years.”