Ex-Manchester City flop Robinho weighs up transfer options

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Former Manchester City attacker Robinho is likely to leave AC Milan during the summer transfer window, according to his agent.


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The Brazilian’s representative Marisa Ramos told Tutto Mercato Web that he is keen to stay at Santos in his homeland, where he is currently on a season-long loan from the Serie A outfit, but extending his stint is by no means a formality.

The 31-year-old has little more than 12 months remaining on his current contract at the San Siro and is in line for the exit door after falling out of favour with the Italian giants, although Milan will need to find a club willing to meet his considerable salary expectations.

Ramos has not completely ruled out a final year with his parent club, despite admitting that it is looking increasingly unlikely, but also opened the door to a fresh start elsewhere if an agreement cannot be reached with Santos in the coming months.

Ramos said: “Nothing has been decided with Santos, but I do not think the player can come back to Milan. The possible solution is an agreement for an additional year on loan until the expiry of the contract, which will be next season.

“We have not met Milan, but this is a possibility. The other is to assess the foreign market and Robinho has teams interested in him.”

Robinho arrived at City in the summer of 2008, hours after the takeover by Sheikh Mansour. His £30million move from Real Madrid was meant to be a statement of intent from the Blues’ new owners but, after a bright start, he failed to live up to his reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting talents and was loaned to Santos 18 months later prior to joining Milan.

Four years into his spell at the San Siro he once again headed to Santos and is now facing an uncertain summer transfer window.

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