Manchester City’s Brazil international Robinho is to join his former club Santos on a six-month.
Santos will assume Robinho’s contract, including his wages and bonuses, until the loan period ends on 4 August.
A statement on the club’s website read: “The club can confirm that it has reached agreement with Santos for Robinho to join them on a six-month loan. The agreement takes immediate effect and ends on August 4.
“Santos will assume all of the player’s contract terms, including wages and bonuses. Robinho will travel to Brazil on Sunday to begin his loan period.”
The Brazilian, who cost a British record transfer fee of £32 million on transfer deadline day in September 2008, has been unsettled at City for some time and spoke on Sunday of his desire to return to the club where he began his career.
Robinho said he wanted to return to Brazil to boost his chances of securing a place on Brazil’s World Cup side.
“Robinho is someone who needs to be playing regularly and we wish him well for the period of his loan,” said City manager Roberto Mancini.