A day after being linked to a move to Cruzeiro, Robinho has been ruled out of a possible transfer move to the Brazilian club by their sporting director.
Cruzeiro sporting director Alexandre Mattos spoke to CalcioMercato about a move for the current AC Milan player.
“We will not take Robinho. Robinho will not be one of our players. The transaction is not done. He is not in the plans of Cruzeiro. To which Brazilian club will he go? I do not know…we will see. But, Robinho will not play for Cruzeiro.”
Robinho has been set on a move to incoming MLS club, Orlando City, where former teammate and countryman Kaka is currently set to play in 2015. The problem is finding a club to go on loan for the six months before the club begins play next year.
Robinho has been linked with numerous clubs, most notably Cruzeiro, Atletico Mineiro and his boyhood club of Santos. Problem is the salary for Robinho which has become an obstacle for clubs trying to sign him. The 30-year-old forward would have asked for a €1.6 million salary to play in Brazil on loan for the six-month spell.
The Brazilian has no deals yet in place to move to Orlando City, but one might be coming soon given Milan’s hesitancy in the transfer market until Robinho and other players are sold to create space. Robinho’s current contract runs up in 2016.