Dispelling rumours that the Brazilian striker Robinho is unhappy at the club, the AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has said that the Brazilian would leave the club only if it was to the Brazilian club Santos. Robinho started his career with the Brazilian club Santos before moving on to play for the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester city before eventually arriving at the San Siro. AC Milan have been selling a number of the established players over the last few years due to financial difficulties. The club only recently sold the Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato during the January transfer window, with Robinho expected to follow suit.
However, the former Manchester City striker ended up staying at San Siro, and Galliani has said that the striker is extremely happy at the club. The 29-year-old has managed to make just 16 appearances in all competitions this season. He has been affected by several problems like injuries and poor form over the course of the campaign. The arrival of the Italian international Mario Balotelli will only serve to decrease the first-team opportunities for Robinho, but the striker will leave the club only if it was for Santos. Robinho’s contract with the Italian club comes to an end in just over 12 months.
“Robinho is feeling very good at Milan. He turned down a number of Brazilian teams because Santos are the only option for him if he returns to Brazil. However, Santos did not reach an agreement with Milan and with the player for several reasons. And we are happy to have him with us,” said the AC Milan CEO. After struggling during the first half of the season, Milan have been almost unstoppable recently. As a result, they have climbed into the top three positions of the Italian Serie A table that will enable them to play in the Champions League next season.