Brazilian flop star to make shock return to Premier League?

Former Manchester City star Robinho is reportedly eyeing a shock return to the Premier League, with the latest rumours claiming he could join Leicester City or Swansea City, according to The Daily Mail.

The 32-year-old spent the last few months with Guangzhou Evergrande, winning the Chinese Super League along the way. His contract has expired, however, and he’s free to sign a deal with the team of his choosing.

Robinho joined Manchester City from Real Madrid in 2008 for £30.10m, but after a promising first season with the Citizens (scoring 14 goals), his form took a turn for the worse in his second campaign, making him one of the most notable ‘one season wonders’ in the Premier League.

The Brazilian star struggled with injuries and quickly fell down the pecking order, and by January of 2010, he had returned to Santos on loan. He failed to impress during a subsequent spell with AC Milan and returned to Santos on loan in 2014, where he rediscovered some of his old magic.

Robinho played for Brazil during the 2015 Copa America and showed enough to convince Chinese side Guangzhou to sign him after the tournament, with his contract expiring recently.

Swansea and Leicester are in the mix for the 32-year-old but must reportedly fight off Serie A giants Juventus.

Related posts

Leave a Comment