Robinho signs for hometown club Santos for the fourth time
Guangzhou Evergrande’s Robinho (L) and Zheng Zhi hold onto each other as they stretch during a training session ahead of their Club World Cup semi-final soccer match against Barcelona in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Former Brazil winger Robinho returned to Santos on Saturday with a short-term deal that will take him to his hometown club for a fourth spell.

The former Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan player had been without a club since August when his deal with Turkish champions Basaksehir ended.

“This has always been my home,” Robinho said, after signing a five-month deal that takes him through to the end of the Brazilian league season. “My objective is to help on and off the pitch and get Santos in as high a place as possible.”

The 36-year old player won the Brazilian league, the Copa do Brasil and the Sao Paulo state championship with Santos in spells that began there in 2002.

Robinho signs for hometown club Santos for the fourth time
This file photo taken on November 26, 2017 shows Atletico Mineiro player Robinho during the Brazilian Championship football match against Corinthians at the Arena Corinthians stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. [AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA

 

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