ISL 2017: Ex-Real Madrid star Robinho to be offered to Indian Super League clubs in January transfer window
With the big names like Dimitar Berbatov, Wes Brown and Robbie Keane already playing in the ISL, another massive star from world football could be plotting a move to the Indian shores in the January transfer window.
Former Real Madrid star forward Robinho has parted ways with Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, and is looking for a new side this month. While the 33-year-old is said to be in talks with several clubs from Europe and USA, India could also be a possible destination for him.
Robinho, who had been plying his trade in his native Brazil at Atletico Mineiro, parted ways with the club after the two parties failed to come to an agreement over a new deal.
According to reports, the former Manchester City and AC Milan forward had been offered a 50 percent pay-cut by the club, something that he did not agree to. The former Brazil international has been linked to Scottish club Glasgow Rangers.
Now, however, a move to India could become a possibility for Robinho, as several agents have been given the mandate to pitch the 33-year-old to different ISL clubs, according to sources.
Robinho is a seasoned forward, having played for top Brazilian and European clubs like Santos, Real Madrid, Manchester City, and AC Milan. Through his career, he has won two league titles each, with Santos and Real Madrid, and one Serie A title with AC Milan.
After Milan, Robinho had gone for a seven-month stint with Guangzhou Evergrande, with whom he lifted the Chinese Super League title. With his short stint in China over, the seasoned forward made his way back to Brazil, signing for Mineiro.
If he does decide to make a move to the ISL, Robinho will join a host of mega-stars from the world of football, like Alessandro Del Piero, Florent Malouda, Luis Garcia, Robert Pires, Javid James and many others to have set foot on an Indian pitch.Published 05 Jan 2018, 15:31 IST