Robinho signs a five-month deal with former Santos club


Former Manchester City forward Robinho has signed a five-month deal with former Santos club and will receive $271 (R$1,500) a month that is just above the country’s minimum wage.

The 36-year-old returned to his boyhood club for a third time as a free agent, leaving Istanbul Basaksehir on the Turkish side shortly after helping them secure their first Super Lig title last season.

“I’m going to play for a minimum wage, but the most important thing is to be here,” Robinho told the club’s official website on Friday.

“I’m strong physically and mentally, clearly there’s still a little bit of rhythm [missing], but we’re going to improve steadily over time.”

Robinho, who made his professional debut with Santos in 2002, went on to play for Real Madrid, City, and AC Milan, among other clubs.

In his previous two seasons with Santos, he won two national championships, two Paulista tournaments, and the Brazilian Cup.

“I’ve got a lot of sweet memories here,” Robinho added. “The fans can be confident that I will do my utmost to support Santos FC on and off the pitch.

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