Robinho’s career at AC Milan has come to a halt after the Brazilian rescinded his contract with the Italian outfit with immediate effect.
Robinho has been at Milan for the last couple of seasons after initially moving on a loan deal from Manchester City. He made the move permanent after a £ 16 million transfer fee was exchanged hands. Yet, the Brazilian has never had a very consistent impact at the San Siro and some of it has been attributed down home sickness. He had already returned to the Brazilian league on a couple of loans spells with Santos – the club where he started his career.
Now, he is on the verge of making a move to the Brazilian league permanent after cancelling his contract with Milan. The contract still had a year to run. Robinho was at Santos on his European wages. Since Santos would have been unable to match those wages, Milan were paying around 40% of it from their own pocket. The opportunity to let go of player who does not want to play for the club and who costs a lot of money to keep seemed hard to let go. The 31-year-old will now be able to discuss terms with any club he wishes and that is likely to be with Santos.
“He will be free from July 1. He has already signed the documents to rescind his contract. Now we’ll think calmly about his future, he already has some offers,” said the Santos president, Modesto Junior Roma. It has been rumoured that Milan would get the first choice on a highly rated Santos youngster as a result of allowing Robinho to join much earlier than expected. Santos striker Gabriel Barbosa is seen as one the next big things from Brazilian football and he could be on his way to the San Siro.