Brazilian club Santos could once again see their star asset in the form of Robinho after their president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro revealed that the AC Milan star is looking to come back to Brazil.
The 28-year-old has been a frustrated figure at the San Siro after failing to nail down a first-team place at the Italian club. He moved to AC Milan from Manchester City on the hope of becoming the best player in the world, but that has not materialised. As a result, Luis Alvaro Ribeiro has revealed that returning to Santos is one of the agendas on his mind at the moment.
Robinho moved to Manchester City for a then British Premier league record of £ 35 million, but failed to adapt to the demands of the English game. He moved to AC Milan on a loan deal in 2010, which was later converted into a permanent deal by AC Milan.
AC Milan secured his services by paying around £ 14.5 million to Manchester City and they will be looking to recoup most of the transfer fee. The Brazilian star was one among the best players for AC Milan in the 3-1 defeat against Barcelona a few weeks ago.
“I think there is a chance that he might return, yes. Santos want this to happen, and so does Robinho. Now, it is up to Milan. We will talk to them,” Ribeiro told betfair.com. Brazilian football has been very much on the ascendancy in recent seasons due to the booming economy in the South American country.
As a result, they have been able to pay extravagant wages for the players including the transfer fees to the European clubs as well. Stars like Ronaldinho and Luis Fabiano are already playing in Brazil much earlier than expected.
With AC Milan already out of the >Champions league betting, Robinho has even fewer games to play. Whether he gets a game in the tail-end of the Serie A season may well have a big impact on where he will be playing his football next season.