Robinho keen on Barca move - Agent

Robinho keen on Barca move - Agent

Published Jun. 8, 2010 10:11 a.m. ET

Manchester City forward Robinho would love a move to Barcelona this summer, according to his agent.

The Brazilian, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Santos in his homeland after failing to force his way into the plans of City coach Roberto Mancini, has been linked with a possible swap deal involving Barca striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

And his representative admits the Nou Camp would be a dream destination for the 26-year-old.

"Any footballer in the world would love to play for a club like Barca," said Evandro de Souza in quotes published by Spanish newspaper Sport.


"The relationship between Robinho and the board at Manchester City is very good, although it's true that there are some problems with the coach, Roberto Mancini."

Robinho, who score two goals as Brazil thrashed Tanzania 5-1 in a World Cup warm-up match on Monday, will now travel to the World Cup with Dunga's side.

But De Souza is set for a meeting with City next Wednesday to discuss the player's future.

"We have a meeting with City on the 16th. I will travel to Manchester with Gilvan de Souza (Robinho's father) and we will look at the situation with Robinho," he said.

However, a summer exit seems certain for the former Real Madrid player.

"We know that City are looking for a club for Robinho," De Souza said.

"There will be no quotes (from Robinho, at the moment)," he added.

"Robinho is focused on winning the World Cup and fighting for the Copa do Brasil (with Santos)."