Mum: Robinho didn't know whether he was joining Man City or Chelsea

New Manchester City signing Robinho didn't know where he was heading on Monday, admits Mum, Marina. Marina de Souza said she thought her 24-year-old son was heading to London to play for Chelsea. But the Brazilian stunned the football world - and his family - when he headed north for a British record of £32.5million. Speaking from her home in Santos, near Sao Paolo, 47-year-old Marina told the Mirror: "I don't think that Robinho even knew what was happening. "But if it is the best for him, then so be it. I just hope he is happy in England.

New Manchester City signing Robinho didn't know where he was heading on Monday, admits Mum, Marina.

Marina de Souza said she thought her 24-year-old son was heading to London to play for Chelsea.

But the Brazilian stunned the football world - and his family - when he headed north for a British record of £32.5million.

Speaking from her home in Santos, near Sao Paolo, 47-year-old Marina told the Mirror: "I don't think that Robinho even knew what was happening.

"But if it is the best for him, then so be it. I just hope he is happy in England.

"We still don't know where he will live. Robinho's father and I are not going to go and live with him."

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