With all the hype of a big Robinho deal in the works, who can you believe?
There are many reports released by the boys agent saying that he would relish a chance to play in Chelsea for Scolari. That he is undervalued by Real Brass, and has a bad taste in his mouth over the Olympics. Robinho has done his part to substantiate these rumors, and also to conflict them.
He is open to a "double the salary" contract to remain at the Bernabeu, and his agent is constant in his claim that he wants to play for the best club in the world. Which is always followed by letting us know that Madrid, to him, wears that mantle.
We all were quick to demand an answer from Ronaldo on his wish to either leave Old Trafford or stay. Why not demand the same answer from Robinho? Don't we deserve it?
All questions aside, we can all understand the money part. I would jump at the chance to make double the money from any employer. We all would, but there is something dishonest about this situation.
Then there is the Olympic issue. While I understand the resentment on being pulled from the games, I also understand the clubs right to keep the teams best interest at heart. If money is the issue than winning championships is how he gets paid.
If you want to be the best player in the world, the Olympics is not your stage. The Champions League is. So the claim of wanting to be the best player in the world does not hold up if he is pouting about winning a medal for his country.
I put more stock in the World Cup than the Olympics when it comes to creating a legacy for great players, and he will have his chance to do that in 2010.
So back to the question at hand. Who do you believe? The player who wants to be the best in the world but says his club holds him back, or the agent who, in my opinion, fictitiously goes house shopping in London to peak bloggers interest?
I will let you decide.