Official: Robinho joins Santos on a one-year loan deal


ROBINHO’S STORY at Milan has officially ended as the Brazilian has completed his Santos move, signing the contract.

In the summer of 2010, Milan made 2 signings that helped them win the Scudetto: the first was Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Barcelona and the other Robinho from Man City. Both would go on to score 14 goals that year with Milan Campione d’Italia.

Robinho never managed to emulate the form from his debut season and had been linked with a return to Santos for several transfer markets and today – they parties finally got their wish. Robinho leaves Milan and joins the Peixe on loan.

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“AC Milan have announced that Robinho has been loaned to Santos until June 30, 2015,” a brief statement on reads today. Santos made a statement of their own, announcing the arrival of the 30-year-old: “The thing that was the dream of many fans of Santos now becomes reality: Robinho is back at Santos FC  for his third spell at the club.”

Robinho’s contract with Milan only expires at 2016 so he would have another year remaining on his deal. However, it’s reported that Santos will have an option to buy out Robinho in January for a small price. According to the Italian media, even if they don’t use their option, Robinho will not be returning to Milan next season as it’s been agreed with his lawyer Marisa Ramos that he would have to find a club to take him away from the Rossoneri once the loan spell ends on the 30th of June.

“I want to thank the Santos directors and the fans for their faith. I am home, at the club which allowed me to realise my dream of being a footballer,” Robinho, who landed in Brazil yesterday for a medical check-up and of course in order to sign the contract with Santos, told “It hasn’t been easy, the most important thing is that my family is happy.

“I hope to repay this trust on the field. Financially the offers in Europe are higher, we had to make a sacrifice. Santos strove for it. The most important thing to me is that my family is happy. I’d like to play against Corinthians  (on Sunday) but depends on coach Oswaldo de Oliveira. I have to train. I always thought that if ever I came back to Brazil it would be with Santos, return to my home. It didn’t just depend on me, Milan had to agree to it too. I’m back where I’ve always been happy.

“To come back to Santos is an honour. The affection of the fans have for me here is wonderful and I hope to repay of all this on the pitch, playing well and committing myself. I haven’t talked to the coach yet but if he wants, he can count on me – I’m available. When the transfer market opens there’s always a talk of my return to Santos. When negotiations involve big clubs there are always ‘soap operas’. The financial aspects are very high. But I don’t really like the soap-operas, I leave those to my wife. Thank God that this soap opera had a very ending. I hope to continue playing at Santos for a long time.

“It depends on Milan too, I have a contract with them. Europe? It is not in my thoughts, I have played there enough.” Robinho lowered his initial wage demands, which were the problem every single time Santos tried to bring him back. According to reports in Brazil, the player will earn €165,000 per month + around €145,000 in bonuses. It’s also claimed that Robinho will be entitled to some portion of the money Santos will make from selling his Binho shirts and selling tickets.

Robinho spent 4 years playing with the red and black shirt of Milan. He made 144 appearances in all official competitions and scored 32 goals. The Rossoneri fans have a lot of memories from him – some good and some bad. Grazie Robinho!

Robinho with Kaka, Zapata and Muntari in the 2013/14 season (@acmilan)
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El Greco

2 words: Thank God!!

Milan fan

Robinho left,what will be the next excuse not to invest ?

Who should leave next De Scgilio,Cristante ?

People who want to invest,they invest they don’t replace the trash they got rid off with another trash.


Thanks and Goodluck to you,Robinho De Souza.
Cerci or Campbell should be signed ASAP.


Good luck to Robinho who despite not playing regularly never made negative press comment, he was a leader and respectable professional even though he had his technical flaws. Respect Robi!

Back to Aldo Rossi… “If somebody doesn’t leave, somebody cannot come in”… “Robinho is locking our market”. I wish Dr Galliani all the best from now till 1st Sept.

ardi fora milan

God luck to RobinHo… we still have bonera Zaccordo Didac mexes and essien than need to get out much more than RobinHo…
I Hope now they sell pazzini to wolfsburg for 10M € and abate for 10M €
And ask for 15M for de jong and if they Pay then sell him and invest on the de defenc like get dede and doria.. And a left back and a right wing


maybe sell pazzini and abate… but not de jong….. we shouldnt even sign cerci…


Robinho “I had enough”. problematic? anyone?

Some Guy

Please please please please please please get Cerci now Galliani.


With Cerci and Lopez/Perin our team should be able to compete for a CL spot.

uslar ses

Popin up champagn finally we have started geting rid of the medicro players…wish we wrap up cerci deal in time


Ok, now we need: -A good GK not only for now but also for the future so I will put my money in 2 names: Scuffet my first choice and Perin second. -Than we need a fast, strong, young CB who can also play in the wings and I’ll put my money on: Rojo, I mean 120% that we will get that money back. This boy can defend in the center, strong in the air, good physic and he can deliver crosses to the box when playing as a LB, I just love his game. -Than we need 2 MD… Read more »


Please stop talking about Clasie, he’ nothing. I watched him from his debut because i am dutch and besides watching Milan i watch Eredivisie. Clasie is a hard worker like de Jong but he has no talent. Everbody in Holand thinks he’s average.He even got benched for a while. We need proven players like Cerci and Lopez not alleged talents such as Clasie, Doria or whatever.


Just like Bakkali, he’s a real talent but he is also a nightmare. Played a few fantastic games but got coky and never played in the first team again. He will make Inzaghi’s life a nightmare.


Thanks for everything Robi, felt bad everytime I said that it’s time for him to leave because I actually like him as he’s an awesome influence in the locker room, however, with his salary and that he didn’t contribute on the pitch as much and as well as he did in his first season…it was time. Wish you happiness as you deserve it! Now let’s see if Cerci will finally arrive or if Uncle Fester will say that now “Niang is locking our market” on our search for a new winger. You never know he’s full of surprises, both good… Read more »


I hope his number 7 jersey can be taken by El Shaarawy! A new squad number will boost him and the club will show faith in him by handing him the legendary number 🙂


We need a Goalkeeper Diego Lopez can help if they really want to improve agazzi or Gabriel for the long run. Cerci would be an instantly perfect fit for the moment. But would last maybe 4 years so it would be good to grab Lucas moura as well. As for the defense Armero is an upgrade and will do better then constant if bonera zaccardo and mexes leave I would really like for a quality CB. The midfield could use for someone creative and doesn’t have to be young. Considering we have many young midfielders working there way up. On… Read more »


Reuw would not even consider to join us. Some of you guys really life in wonderland.


Hey man, you never know maybe Reus had liked Milan since he was a kid or one of his inspirations had played there lol. I would love to see Reus at Milan, even though it would probably only happen in my fifas career mode (where I actually have him in Milan XD)

441 rossoneri

I wonder why we aren’t linked with Yarmalenko any more. A seriously talented left footed right winger who doesn’t cost more than €15mil. Sheva recommended him a couple years ago. IMO he’s perfect for pippo. Not sure why we’re fixated on just cerci and Campbell. Someone needs to give galliani a shout, tell him stop fckin around. He’s The “next sheva”


That’s why it would be wonderful if he joined just like Messi or Ronaldo. As a milan we don’t have much but our imaginations at times. It’s nice to to imagine even though we know the reality.

iL rossoneri

I’m sad becos, i think it is the 1st time since i’ve known Milan that we won’t have a Brazilian player 🙁 All the skills are gone (samba, rainbow flick n ect) but the important is winning right?


Yarmolenko is the best.He has all it takes and he’s great.
Hope Uncle Fester will do some great Magic within the last 2 weeks or days.


May be,Cerci is a number one target. However we need a played can connect another player. Almost he only have speed,and he is 27, he is difficult to improve his skill. We haved a player very fast, it’s Elshaarawy. And i think Menez is the same style, although he is slower than Cerci. Milan need younger player. And to get Cerci, we need 16 -20. with 16-20m, we can get a centre back that young and quality (Nastasis, Doria, Mustafi, Inigo martinez,…) and a centre midfielder that young, strong, clever and pass well Obiang, Gundogan, Classie…) or a left-back (Darmian,Santon…… Read more »

Ross Oneri

Robinho has given his best at his age and last year he was one of our best performers @ d start of the season before he got injured. Its only good we part ways, i have nothing bad to say about him. Good luck Robinho.


I think Galliani has done well to get rid of Matri, Constant, Robinho and Birsa (did I forget anyone else?). But now he really needs to step up and invest in a top player. With all these players gone, he has no excuse not to. Forza Milan.


also emanulson & amelia where he did not. renew their contarcts.


I forgot to mention Noci.


also Kaka, traore, silvestre, and cappola … Total of 11 left the squad.


Finally….thxs God he leaving…next : Pazzini(9M),Bonera(1M),Zaccardo(2M),Agazzi(1M),and Essien(800K) :13.8M for Cerci/Grenier/Banega….


Good luck Robinho I/We ll always love you!!!