Robinho: I Would Like To Play For Barcelona
The Brazilian star has been touted for a move to Camp Nou, with the media in England and Spain stating that he could make a loan switch in January before making the deal permanent in the summer.
Amid denials that he has received any official offer from Barca, Robinho opted to go public with his admiration for Pep Guardiola and his all-conquering outfit.
“Of course I would like to play for Barca. Who would not? We could have so much fun,” he told El Mundo Deportivo.
“It would be a pleasure to play alongside [Lionel] Messi, my compatriot Dani Alves, Xavi, [Andres] Iniesta, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, with them all.
“They’re a great team.
“I’ve played against them and know their quality. But right now I can only do it on the PlayStation.
“It is a pleasure to watch Barca play. They look like the best Brazilian team with the way that they use the ball. Pep Guardiola’s team is truly spectacular.”
Guardiola has said that he has wanted Robinho since he first took over the reins at Barcelona, and that has gone down well with the player.
“It is an honor that a coach like him speaks well of Robinho and values me as much as I have read he does. It fills my heart with pride,” he continued.
“It is a question of sitting down and talking when there is a serious and concrete proposal and, as I have said before, I have not personally received that.
“Now would not be the right time to say things that could be badly interpreted here or there.
“I have a contract with City and, being the professional that I am, I am dedicated to them.”