AC Milan forward Robinho has long been linked with a return to Brazilian football after growing extremely frustrated about life in Europe. The striker, who has played for the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester city, has long been linked with a return to Brazil with Santos. Santos were his former club before he moved to European football with Real Madrid in 2005. However, it looks like Santos will not be able to sign the striker due to the transfer fee demands of AC Milan, who are willing to let him leave on cheap.
The striker to sign for around £ 20 million from Manchester city a few years ago and it seems that Milan are looking to recoup most of the money they paid for him. However, Robinho’s agent has said that the club’s valuation of the player is extremely unrealistic given that he has only 12 months left on his contract. This has opened the possibility of Robinho joining other Brazilian clubs. Cruzeiro are the latest to make an entrant into the field for his services. They have expressed a strong interest in the player, while the club’s officials have confirmed that they have been conducting negotiations with the club and player for the last 15 days.
An announcement is expected to be made in the next few days.
“We had talks about 15 days ago and I made it clear that, for Robinho, Cruzeiro will not spare any effort to sign a big-name player like him. We want Robinho. Cruzeiro has even talked about values with him. He made it clear that Santos are his priority since they sold Neymar. That’s what he wants. But I made it clear the doors are open and that Cruzeiro will not spare any effort,” said a representative of the Brazilian club Cruzeiro.