Robinho named in Manchester City's squad for new season but no room for Bellamy
MANCHESTER // The Brazil striker Robinho has been included in Manchester City's 25-man squad list for the new season despite his long-held desire to remain at Santos where he has been on loan. Roberto Mancini confirmed Robinho's inclusion at a news conference today. "He came back yesterday, he is very tired but he is on the list," said City's manager. Robinho, who cost a British transfer record fee of £32.5 million (Dh183m) when he joined from Real Madrid in September 2008, has had an unhappy time at Eastlands and returned to former club Santos on loan in January.
Wales striker Craig Bellamy, who cost City £12m when he joined from West Ham United in January 2009, was not included in the squad list. Mancini said Wales striker Craig Bellamy, who has been linked with moves to Celtic, Fulham and Tottenham, will not be included. "I have to choose 25," Mancini said. "The rest must find another team. Craig is out of the list." * Reuters
Published: August 13, 2010 04:00 AM