Spanish club Malaga have emerged as the surprise future destination for AC Milan striker Robinho. The former Real Madrid and Manchester City star has been linked with a move away from the San Siro after failing to secure a regular first-team football.

It is also thought that into the significantly high wage bill, AC Milan will be looking to sell Robinho in order to fund the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 30-year-old Swedish striker is regarded as one of the best players in the world, which is one of the reasons for this extraordinary salary. This has put pressure on AC Milan to sell Robinho in order to fund his presence.

It was initially thought that AC Milan will be opening negotiations with Brazilian club Santos where Robinho first started career. He was initially compared with Brazilian legend Pele, but his career has gone off the track after his move to Manchester City in 2008. He was a British record transfer signing for around £ 32 million back in 2008, but he failed to settled at the English club. This soon led to a transfer to AC Milan, but it is thought that the Brazilian will be finally looking to move away from the Italian club. Malaga are interested in securing his signature according to Robinho’s agent.

“I can confirm that Malaga like my client but, with all due respect, I think they cannot afford a player of that level. A return to Brazil? In football everything can happen. He is well in AC Milan and so his future will depend on the Rossoneri’s willingness to sell,” Robinho’s agent Juan Figer told Calciomercato. The 28-year-old is expected to cost around £ 20 million, but it is not a problem for Spanish club Malaga as they are funded by a rich benefactor.