ROBINHO MISSED OUT ON JOINING LEICESTER

The defending English Premier League Champions, Leicester City were reportedly offered the chance to sign Robinho in the final days of the transfer window in January, but the team rejected the needs due to his high wage demand.

The 32-year old became a free agent after having his contract with Chinese champions, Guangzhou Evergrande ended. The former Manchester City striker is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League that he left in 2010. The Daily Mail claimed both the Swansea City and Leicester City were contacted over a possible move.

Swansea City who were battling relegation last season, were unlikely to significantly increase their wage bill in case they ended up in the Championship while The Foxes, while riding high in the table, were unwilling to tamper with their wage structure as manager Claudio Ranieri remains grounded amidst the possibility of winning the title which they finally achieved.

The defending Champions, instead, went for Daniel Amartey and Demarai Gray from FC Copenhagen and Birmingham respectively in a combined £8m outlay, with Zoumana Bakayogo, Alie Sesay and Harry Panayiotou, N’golo Kante, Andrej Kramaric and Tom Lawrence all offloaded.

The former Brazil international representative also reportedly contacted Juventus over a free transfer in January before he was later linked with Atletico Mineiro in Brazilian Serie A.

Robinho later moved to Atletico Mineiro January 31st on free transfer fee for a year contract. The Brazilian has, since he joined Belo Horizonte side appeared 23 times. He started 21 times with 11 valuable goals and four super assists in helping his team who are in the third position on the league table with two points behind Palmeras who is the first having one outstanding and followed with Flamengo with the same point without outstanding.

0 Comments