Santos and Milan are looking to work together in different areas and a meeting between the leaders of the two clubs took place yesterday.
Milan officially released Robinho from his contract this week, giving him a chance to stay at Santos, where he’s been on loan since the 2014 summer, with the Brazilian club paying no fee (although Binho has several offers from different clubs).
It was initially believed that Santos President Modesto Junior Roma would meet with Adriano Galliani to talk about Robinho but their meeting took place yesterday – after the Brazilian had been released – and other topics were discussed. “It’s been a good meeting,” Modesto Junior said after the meeting.
“We discussed a variety of topics, and building a good relationship, not just with regard to the transfer market. Gabigol? Maybe, we’ll see. There will be other meetings, but not in the next few days.”
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttosport this morning, there was a talk about Alex da Costa, who Santos want to sign this summer and also about Gabriel Barbosa – Gabigol (pictured being hugged by Robinho) – and Gustavo Henrique as Milan could get an option on the 2 men as part of an agreement over Alex. But like Modesto said, not only the market was talked about.
Gazzetta states that Galliani and Modesto Junior have created a solid foundation for future collaboration between the two clubs which could include partnership in the youth sector and also bringing the two brands together for initiatives like friendlies, tours and other commercial projects.