Robinho joins Milan permanently

The Brazil forward, 26, was unsettled at Eastlands and spent the
second half of last season on loan at Santos. A statement from AC
Milan read: “AC Milan announces it has acquired player Robinho on a
permanent deal from Manchester City. “The Brazilian player has
signed a four-year contract with the Rossoneri club.” The fee is
undisclosed but is reported to be around 15m euros
(£12.5million), which would represent a considerable loss for
City on a player they signed for a British record fee of
£32.5million from Real Madrid two years ago. AC Milan signed
Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Barcelona on Monday and Robinho’s arrival
means the Rossoneri will have a lot of Brazilian flair with
Ronaldinho and Alexandre Pato already on the books. Earlier on
deadline day, Robinho expressed his satisfaction about joining the
Italian giants. “I am very happy,” he said. “Milan is an excellent