Santos brought back their sensation Robinho back from European football and this seems to have had a positive effect on the young players at the club.
The Brazilian outfit have one of the best academies in this region.Gabriel Barbosa Gabigol is seen as the club’s best young talent and he says that it is a pleasure to play alongside Robinho once again. The former Real Madrid and Manchester City forward is held in high regard in these parts. Even though his career has not exactly panned the way as he would have hoped in the last few years, Robinho is the Brazil international who is valued highly.
Gabriel Barbosa Gabigol says that playing along with the striker has helped him learn a number of new things in the game. He is also happy that Robinho is extremely down-to-earth despite being a great player. Robinho is looking unlikely to stay at Santos for much longer. He may depart for the MLS with Orlando City showing an interest in him. The newlyformed MLS franchise recently snapped up Robinho’s Brazilian teammate Kaka, who is now the league’s highest earning player. Robinho could soon be playing alongside him in Miami, but the likes ofGabigol have not given up hope.
“I’ve never imagined that we could once play together. That is a dream coming true. He’s a very nice person, so playing with him is a real pleasure for me. I learn a lot from Robinho.He’s a good teacher and show me that I can try to improve myself every day. He works even when he’s on vacation. He’s a real idol to the young players here. I hope he will stay with us for a long time so we can keep learning a lot from him,” said Gabriel Barbosa Gabigol in an interview.
Santos manager Muricy Ramalho has said that the likelihood of the Brazilian club bringing back their former player Robinho has been ruled out after the current club of the star striker AC Milan recently sold high profile players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to French club PSG. Even before the departure of these players, it was expected that selling Robinho would not be an option due to the fact that players like Filippo Inzaghi have already left the club leaving a major void in the striking department. Now, Muricy Ramalho has conceded defeat in his efforts to sign Robinho by saying that he does not see AC Milan willing to negotiate a deal now.
AC Milan have received a combined £ 55 million after the sale of the two players to PSG. They will now be looking to invest the money in the signing of players who will be able to replace Gattuso, Filippo Inzaghi and Clarence Seedorf. They are some of the high profile players who have left the club prior to the departure of the duo. Robinho was regarded as a player capable of emulating Pele, which led to his transfer to Real Madrid in 2005. Since then, he has played for Manchester City and AC Milan.
“The deal was being made. But the sale of both players complicated things. If they had stayed it would have turned out differently. We were not far apart [in terms of a fee], the effort was great. But Milan did not want to complete the deal and now we know that it will not happen,” the coach told Terra. Santos were hoping to break the bank for the player in order to play him alongside the current star Neymar. If Neymar departs Santos in this transfer window, Robinho would have been an able replacement.
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.