Striker Robinho faces crunch talks with Manchester City manager Mark Hughes next week after the club confirmed that the Brazilian had returned home without permission.
Robinho left City\’s training camp in Tenerife on Tuesday, just hours after the club\’s failed bid to sign his fellow Brazilian Kaka from AC Milan.
“Robbie left without permission, he felt that he had personal things that he needed to attend to,” Hughes told the club\’s website 深圳性息.mcfc.co.uk.
“He made the decision to leave the camp, and go back to Brazil.
“That was not with my permission, and the situation at the moment is not really practical to get him back here with time differences and length of flights.
“Once he is back, I will sit down with him and explain my feelings, and decisions will be made after that,” added Hughes, who said he expects Robinho to be back in training next week.
“He has rung me, and he understands that we need to address this — and we will. Then we will move on.”
The Brazilian\’s website said the player was in Santos and would return to Manchester in the next few days after solving family matters.
“I have a good relationship with coach Mark Hughes and have always respected his decisions. He is the boss,” the 24-year-old striker told the site 深圳性息.robinhoofficial深圳桑拿,.
Robinho has enjoyed a successful start to his City career since his 32.5 million pound transfer from Real Madrid in August but his return to Brazil has prompted media speculation about his future at the club.
Hughes denied that Robinho\’s decision to return to Brazil had anything to do with the club\’s failure to sign Kaka.
“He has already said that himself, and he was on a plane back to Brazil when the Kaka deal was dead and buried,” Hughes said. “People trying to link the two are trying to cause a little bit of mischief.”