City manager Roberto Mancini has named Robinho in his starting line-up for today's FA Cup tie against Scunthorpe. And the Brazil forward, who has been unhappy to find himself on the bench in recent matches, acknowledges it could be his last match for City.
"What's important is to be happy," Robinho said. "Money is not everything. First thing is that I am going through a bad period. Here, Mancini said that I would play one game and another no. I didn't accept that and told him so. It's a World Cup year."
The 25-year-old added: "The directors all agree that it's better to send me out on loan. It would be exceptional to return to Santos.