Manchester City have confirmed that Brazilian international winger Robinho has joined Brazil side Santos on a six-month loan deal.
City confirmed the news in a statement on their website that the Brazilian club will pay all of the player’s wages and bonuses for the period, which begins immediately and ends on August 4.
Manager Roberto Mancini added that Robinho is someone who needs to be playing regularly and that the club wish him well for the period of his loan.
The 26-year-old, who began his career at Santos, will leave for Brazil on Sunday.
Robinho joined Manchester City from Real Madrid in the summer of 2008 for a British record transfer fee of £32.5million, the club’s first big signing under the ownership of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed.