The former Brazil international,Robinho was reportedly offered to the English Premier League Champions Leicester City in the final days of the transfer window in January, but the football club was not encouraged due to the forward’s high wage demand.
He became a free agent after having his contract with Chinese champions, Guangzhou Evergrande finished. The 32-year old forward is said to be keen on a return to the Premier League where he left in 2010. The Daily Mail reported that both the Swansea City and Leicester City were contacted if a deal could be sealed on the striker.
Swansea City who were struggling not to be relegated last season were unlikely to significantly increase their wage bill in case they ended up in the Championship while The Foxes, while riding high in the table with narrow winnings, were not ready to tamper with their wage structure as manager Claudio Ranieri remains grounded amid the possibility of getting the English Premier League which they ultimately did even before the last match of the league.
The Fox, rather, went for Daniel Amartey and Demarai Gray from FC Copenhagen and Birmingham respectively in a combined £8m outlay, with ZoumanaBakayogo, AlieSesay and Harry Panayiotou, NgoloKante, Andrej Kramaric and Tom Lawrence all offloaded to different clubs.
The former Manchester City forward later reportedly contacted Juventus over a free transfer in January before he was later linked with AtleticoMineiro in Brazilian Serie A. Robinho eventually moved to AtleticoMineiro, January 31st on free transfer fee for a year deal.
The Brazilian has this year appeared 35 times for Belo Horizonte side, he started 30 times having found the net 13 times and seven super assists in helping his team who are in the fourth position in standings with seven points behind Palmeras who is the top and followed by Flamengo and Santos with 62 and 61 points respectively.