Barcelona chief: Only matter of time before Man City’s Robinho signs

Barcelona admit it's not a question of if, but when, they will sign Manchester City winger Robinho.

Barcelona admit it's not a question of if, but when, they will sign Manchester City winger Robinho.

City maintain Robinho will not be allowed to leave in January, but the former Real Madrid striker is clearly angling for a move back to Spain, and Barcelona reiterated their desire to sign him on loan.

Joan Oliver, Barca’s chief executive officer, told the Daily Mail: "The question is not if there is a possibility, the question is when?

"The fact is that, as yet, nothing is complete. But it’s true that we would be interested in Robinho playing for Barcelona, but only if we can have a loan agreement and not one to buy the player."