AC Milan forward Robinho will be returning to the club where he began his soccer career, Santos.
The Brazilian club has confirmed a season-long loan deal for the 30-year-old player who made 23 appearances in Serie A last season.
Robinho began his career in Santos’ youth system before spending three seasons with their senior squad. The forward made 110 appearances between 2002-05 for the Brazilian side, scoring 47 goals, before moving on to La Liga giants Real Madrid in July 2005.
He played an additional three seasons in Spain before making a surprise move to Manchester City on the final day of the transfer window in 2008.
Robinho signed a four-year contract with the Premier League club worth £33million. He didn’t last two seasons with City, as the forward was loaned back to Santos in January 2010.
Manchester City then dealt Robinho to Milan in August 2010 for £15million.
Now the Brazilian will be making his second homecoming of his career.
“Santos is my home,” he told the club’s official website. “It’s a place in which I feel really good. I hope to repay all of the fans’ affection on the field.”