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.
Arsenal have been drawn in group A of the UEFA Champions League group games this week, and the draw seems to be a favourable one for the troubled Premier League side.
They take on French champions Paris St. Germain, Swiss’s outfit Basel and PFC Ludogorets Razgrad.
In group B, Benfica will trade tackles with runners-up in Italy Napoli, Dynamo Kyiv of Ukraine and Turkish giant Besiktas. In Group C, La Liga champions Barcelona will meet Manchester City, Scottish side Celtic and Monchengladbach. In Group D, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, PSV and Rostov will square up against each other. In Group E, CSKA Moskva, Leverkusen, Spurs and Monaco will do battle. In Group F, defending champions Real Madrid will take on German side Dortmund, Sporting CP and Legia. In Group G, English Champions Leicester City will face Porto, Club Brugge, and Kobenhavn. Group H contains Serie A champions Juventus, Europa League champions Sevilla, Lyon and Dynamo Zagbreb.
Coach Arsene Wenger will be leading his squad to the continental tournament for an incredible 19th time in a row. Unfortunately, Arsenal have been knocked out in the round of 16 for six years. Some of their surprising losses in recent years include their 4-0 loss to AC Milan in 2012, after a 3-0 win at the Emirates.
If you see the Sofascore team figures Robinho is being rated as the best player of the week who in the sixth round maintains the best rating on this performance card.
In the Brasilero Serie A Robinho has showcased the best performance in the sixth round. The team might have won only a single point due to the draw game they played against Sport Recife. However, Robinho has been part of the four goals that Atletico scored and he also won two penalties that were for his team along with two assists.
That led to overall performance that was considerable by the striker of 32 years of age. As a result, he was awarded the highest score till date, a perfect ten which reflected, and performance that was great on an overall level. Sofascore rating has been done considering all parameters.
Robinho, who started his career with Santos, visited his former team after their game against Atletico Mineiro.
Robinho was rested for this game by Atletico’s coach as he feels that the forward player needed a breather.
Robinho, who enjoyed a cult status at Santos, spent around 15 minutes in the lockers as he greeted and talked with everyone. The match ended with a defeat for Santos at the hands of Robinho’s current club, and the latter was keen to encourage his former teammates.
Robinho met with his close friend Gabriel Barbosa, who currently play for Santos. They both were quite close before Robinho left the club for Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande. Barbosa joked that they wanted him to play on their side if they wanted to have a chance to beat Atletico Mineiro. He added that he was really pleased to see Robinho and that even if they play for different clubs, they have a strong friendship.
Robinho came back to Santos after leaving Milan in 2014 and stayed for one year. He managed to make 41 appearances for them and scored 17 goals during the process. In 2015, he will sign a short-term deal with Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande where he will manage to make 11 appearances for them and scored 3 goals.
Ex-Real Madrid sensation, Robson de Souza popularly called Robinho could not inspire his team, Atletico Moneiro, as they lost to fellow Copa Libertadores squad, Independiente del Valle.
The talented Brazilian veteran played as a left winger in the match, as he usually switched between left winger and supporting striker position for the Brazilian outfit. The forward who has not scored any goal his season for his club side was warned with a yellow card in the match before being substituted after the break in the 66th minute.
Of five matches, Atletico Moneiro have played this season, Robinho has only played in three; he was not in the squad in the other two matches in the Copa Libertadores but he played in the FIFA Club World Cup late last year. In the tournament, of three games, the very talented player, played a match, sat through the one against UEFA Champions, Barcelona but wasn’t in the squad in the final game against Sanfrecce where they lost 2-1.
Last month, Barcelona star, Neymar Jr. told Goal that his greatest football idol remained Brazil World Cup winner Robinho.
“I started playing football in a school back in Sao Vincente when I was five years old, going towards six. Those were my first steps, among those kids, and then I kept going.” The striker started.
“But when I started following Santos, Robinho was my favorite player. He is my greatest idol. Today, I have a lot of them, after learning more about football, but back then I was a huge fan of Robinho’s,” Neymar added.
Sunderland’s 3 opening matches of the season has seen them facing off with Leicester City, Norwich City and Swansea City. From all of those games, Sunderland sustained 2 defeats and had to settle with a draw against Swansea City, Dick Advocaat wants to bounce back from this disappointing start of the season and he thinks that signing new players can help them to recover.
Dick Advocaat is not happy about the state of his team and has even launched a hint at a possible departure from Sunderland unless the owner of the club meets his demands in relation to signing new players and reinforcing his squad which has been struggling so much in recent times.
“We have to improve and we can only improve if we get some other players in. We really need two or three more players. I have told everyone and I will keep saying it until the last day but not much has happened.
The Dutch manager continued on by praising the Sporting Director Lee Congerton but he did not mention the club owner Ellis Short as Dick Advocaat continued on by saying: ‘’Lee Congerton is doing a great job with little money. We really appreciate what he has done so far but we need more.”
During the 2014-15 Premier League season, Sunderland finished at the 16th spot as they collected a total of 22 points and managed to save themselves from the relegation zone by only a few points. Dick Advocaat wants to avoid going through another relegation threatening season such as the previous one and he believes that he can avoid it but he needs more signings that can reinforce his team.
Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande are reportedly close to announcing the signing of former Manchester City and Real Madrid superstar Robinho.
The 31-year-old recently announced that he would be leaving Santos yet again. Robinho has spent the last four seasons at the Brazilian club in some form or the other. It was widely thought that he would move to Santos on a permanent basis after engineering his exit from AC Milan much sooner than his contract had been stipulated. The recent boom in Brazilian football would also allow Santos to pay his astronomical wages, but that has been a major twist in the tale after Santos have lost out on his permanent signature.
It is still not clear as to why Robinho decided to quit Brazilian football once again, but he will now be playing forGuangzhou Evergrande. This will put him far from the prying eyes of the media for the time being. One of the major factors that led to his move toGuangzhou Evergrande is the presence of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. The former Brazil national team boss holds a special relationship with some of the key Brazil players and this includes Robinho. His presence only recently helped the Chinese outfit sign Paulinho from Tottenham.
Robinho, as some other Santos Footballers, is frustrated that his salary is not being paid by the club on a regular basis.
Robinho is the most expensive player that Santos has got right now. He is not a permanent part of the club though. He’s there on loan.
Santos has faced quite a few economic issues in the recent months. They have not been able to find a sponsor for the jersey of the senior team in the ongoing season. The empty stands during the matches have not helped them either.
Quite a few Peixe players have complained about their salaries remaining unpaid and a couple have even taken legal action against their employers.