Former Manchester City F.C star Robinho, 36, rejoins boyhood club Santos on just £200 a month after pocketing
£160k a week in Premier league
The Brazilian put pen to paper two months after becoming a free agent following his release by the Turkish side
At the time he was earning £160,000 a week.
He made a promising start, scoring 14 goals in the 2008-09 season, but only featured in ten games
the following season and moved to Santos on loan after a fall-out with Roberto Mancini before signing
for AC Milan in 2010.
Robinho rejoins boyhood club Santos on just £200 a month, Santos announced the return of the club hero by branding it the ‘Last Step-over’,
in allusion to the footballer’s trademark ball skill and the famous Netflix series ‘The Last Dance’ chronicling
the rise of basketball superstar Michael Jordan.
He will be paid a symbolic salary of only 1,500 Brazilian reals – the equivalent of just £207.
But local reports say his basic wage will be topped up with bonuses if he makes enough first-team appearances – around £41,000 after ten games and the same fee again after 15.
in a statement, Robinho said “This was always my home.
“I aim to help on and off the pitch and help Santos FC return to the summit they should never have left.