Friday July 25 2014
‘Flamengo have Robinho plan’

Flamengo’s ex-President has revealed the club’s strategy to fund a temporary move for Robinho, but Milan wouldn’t get a transfer fee.

The Brazilian is once more the subject of intense speculation over his future at San Siro, with a move to Orlando City, and before that a temporary switch back to Brazil, currently up for discussion.

However, Adriano Galliani commented yesterday that a deal for his exit is still ‘very far away’, as reports continue to suggest the forward is struggling to agree personal terms with interested parties.

One of those interested parties is said to be Flamengo, whose President from 1995 to 1998, Kleber Leite, has revealed are putting together a plan.

Leite writes on his personal blog, as picked up by Brazilian media today, that the club are bringing together three companies to co-fund a monthly salary of $900,000 for Robinho until the end of December.

“I hope that this story has a happy ending,” the former President, still active in club affairs, has written.

“Robinho, at 30, would be an extraordinary boost. Much more than a boost, Robinho would be an idol, absolutely fundamental to a popular club.”

Leite explains that the three companies would receive a share of image rights and other incentives to help fund the move, but that any deal depends on Milan releasing the player for no transfer fee.