The AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has said that he feels that the Brazilian striker Robinho will be returning to his home country in the next few transfer windows. The 28-year-old has been linked with a return to Brazil for a long time now, but the club officials have maintained strongly that the player will not be sold during the summer or the January transfer window. However, the manager Allegri has admitted that the player has been away from his home country for a long time and he feels that it is the time to go now.

Robinho has been playing in Europe for the last eight seasons on the trot. He came to Europe back in 2005 with the Spanish club Real Madrid. He has since played for the Premier league club Manchester city before moving to the Italian club AC Milan initially on a season-long deal, which was converted into a permanent one recently. Following the departure of the star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robinho and Pato form the main striker scored the club, but they have been overshadowed this season due to the form shown by the young striker Stephan El Shaarawy. Allegri has admitted that Robinho has been the player he has utilised the most during his time at the club and it will be sad to see him leave.

“There’s not a lot I can do other than talk to him, everything else depends on the club and the player. He has played for me more than any other player and I hold him in great esteem. He has been away from Brazil for eight years and it would seem he wants to go back,” said the Milan manager. Meanwhile, the Juventus manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the club will not be making any major investment during the upcoming transfer window.