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Robinho hints at long-term Santos deal

Robinho has admitted he would love to make his loan move to Santos permanent.

The Manchester City forward completed a loan move to the Brazilian giants last week, which will keep him in his homeland for six months.

Robinho is set to come back to England on August 4 but, after being unveiled in front of more than 12,000 fans on Monday in the company of Pele, the 26-year-old claims he wants to stay for longer.

"When you come to a club and you are welcomed in this way it makes you want to stay," he said. "If the president wants to extend my contract I would stay here for four years."

Robinho and Pele landed at the packed Vila Belmiro stadium by helicopter and the Brazil forward was handed the number seven shirt in a spectacular party.

The player spent the first three seasons of his career at Santos and his first game back in the shirt is likely to be on Sunday against Sao Paolo.

Robinho is delighted to be back and insists his motives go beyond securing a place in Brazil's World Cup squad.

"The impression is that I just came to use Santos to train.

"But I want to win the Paulistao and the Copa do Brasil, trophies that I have not yet won."


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