Real Madrid president Calderon: Robinho kept crying

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon says he had no option but to sell Robinho to Manchester City yesterday. "Robinho has a morale problem more extensive than we first thought," said Calderon. "When he talked about his situation, he cried and demanded to leave Spain. "His departure from Madrid is not only due to playing motivation, there is something else, which is beyond my reasoning. The important thing is that the squad is not seriously affected by a player who would only bring them down."

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon says he had no option but to sell Robinho to Manchester City yesterday.

"Robinho has a morale problem more extensive than we first thought," said Calderon. "When he talked about his situation, he cried and demanded to leave Spain.

"His departure from Madrid is not only due to playing motivation, there is something else, which is beyond my reasoning. The important thing is that the squad is not seriously affected by a player who would only bring them down."

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