- Robinho, former Man City star, has returned to boyhood club Santos
- The Brazilian who also featured for AC Milan and Real Madrid has surprisingly been placed on a salary of just £207 (N103K) per month
- But his basic wage could rise with bonuses if he makes enough first-team appearances to around £41,000 (N20m) after ten games
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Former Man City, AC Milan and Real Madrid star Robinho has returned to boyhood club Santos and has been placed on a salary of just £207 per month.
The 36-year-old, who became a free agent at the end of last season after leading Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir to a league title, returns to Santos for a fourth stint at the club.
Santos tweeted: “Robinho is back. The eternal King of the Step-Overs has signed a contract of five months and has confirmed his return to begin his fourth stint with us. The Last Pedal.”
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Robinho who signed his first contract with Santos when he was 18 years said during his unveiling: “This was always my home.
“My aim is to help on and off the pitch and help Santos FC return to the summit they should never have left.
“It’s a marvellous feeling being back at the club where I made my name.
“I grew up here. I always dreamed of being a footballer and Santos FC made this possible.”
It was gathered that Robinho will be paid a salary of only 1,500 Brazilian reals - the equivalent of just £207 (N103,000).
However, local reports say his basic wage could rise with bonuses if he makes enough first-team appearances to around £41,000 (N20m) after ten games and the same fee again after 15.
Recall that Robinho sealed a £32.5million move to Man City in 2008, breaking the British transfer record at the time. At the time he was earning £160,000 a week.
The skilful player made a promising start, scoring 14 goals in his first season, but only featured in ten games the following season, before moving to Santos on loan after he fell-out with Roberto Mancini and then signed for AC Milan in 2010.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ruben Dias has been unveiled at Premier League club Manchester City after the defender signed for the club from Benfica in a deal worth £65million, while Nicolas Otamendi switched the other way.
Man City completed three signings including Ferran Torres, Nathan Ake and Ruben Dias before the transfer window closed.
Reports say the deal for Dias is around an initial £62million, with a further £3million subject to add-ons as he signs a six-year deal and had been handed the no.3 shirt.
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