- Former Real Madrid and Manchester City forward Robinho joins Santos on a five-month loan
- He will play for a little over €200 / month, which is the minimum wage in Brazil
- In 2017 he was convicted for a 2013 gang rape of a 22-year old woman in Milan
Former Real Madrid and Manchester City forward Robinho has signed a five-month contract with former club Santos and will earn a little over €200 (R$1.500) a month which is just above the country’s minimum wage.
The 36-year-old re-joined his boyhood club for a third stint as a free agent,after winning the turkish Super Lig title with Istanbul Basaksehir last season.
“I will play for a minimum wage, but the most important thing is to be here,” Robinho told the club’s official website on Friday. “I am well physically and mentally, obviously there is still a little bit of rhythm [missing], but that over time we will gradually evolve.”
Many Santos fans have voiced their anger with the signing. He is currently a fugitive from Italian justice. In November 2017, an Italian court convicted Robinho of sexual assault in the January 2013 gang rape of a 22-year-old Albanian woman at a Milan nightclub. He was sentenced to 9 years in prison, but he continues to escape from Italian justice.