Former Manchester City and AC Milan striker signed for Atletico Mineiro in February 2016.
The 32-year old had previously been linked with a return to Brazil since his short-term contract with Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande expired in February 2016.
Atletico Mineiro immediately made it publicly known that they intended to sign the Brazil international as they planned to strengthen their squad for the Copa Libertadores campaign. They faced stiff competition to sign the player with his former club, Santos also trying to lure him back for a fourth spell with the club.
Robinho was given a week by Galo to decide on whether to accept or reject the contract. He reportedly turned down an offer of R$ 600,000 per month to rejoin his former club Santos. He chose to accept the R$ 800,000 per month offered to him by Atletico Mineiro instead.
Part of Robinho’s salary has been paid by Dryworld, a Canadian brand who sponsors the club and supply sports equipment.
Club President Daniel Nepomuceno, quickly took to twitter to announce the deal confirming that Robinho had joined the club on a two – year deal.
Robinho has had a great time so far with Atletico Mineiro after scoring 12 goals in 30 appearances so far. He has received praise from pundits and fans alike for his fantastic performances so far. He has shown so much determination to succeed in Brazil and he is leaving no stone unturned to make sure he achieves this dream.
Robinho emerged through the Santos youth academy and starred for the first – team before joining Real Madrid as a 21 year old and later joined Manchester City three years later. After a loan spell at Santos, he was sold on a permanent basis to AC Milan, where he spent five seasons.