The Brazilian striker may see the exit door earlier than planned…
Milan forward Robinho has once again hinted at a possible move back to Brazil during the upcoming transfer window. He recently spoke of a homecoming in January, with several clubs, including former employers Santos, keen on his services.
Robinho, who has plodded through the season due to various injuries, has never hid his desire to one day return to Santos. But the 28-year-old doesn’t seem to be picky on where he may end up should a potential suitor negotiate a decent deal with the Rossoneri.
“Milan do not intend to sell me and are certainly a club that have opened the doors and given me an opportunity,” he told Globoesporte on Monday. “I have a history with Santos and with me it will be easy to agree, but there are other Brazilian clubs who are talking with Milan and with me.
“My love with Santos is eternal but they are a professional side and see what is best for me.”
Now it’s being reported Santos are ready to announce his move this week. The rumors of a return to his former club have been circulating for months and the January transfer window would appear to be the ideal moment.
Milan’s Silvio Berlusconi practically confirmed his intentions when confessing that the striker was “changing his mind” about wanting to quit San Siro.
According to Brazilian media, Santos already have a deal in place with Robinho and are preparing to make the announcement as early as Saturday. Reportedly, Milan would benefit from the transfer, worth cash plus midfielder Felipe Anderson for a total €8 million move.