ROBINHO is ready to hitch Turkish membership Sivasspor – regardless of being sentenced to 9 years in jail for gang rape.
The Brazilian striker was discovered responsible by an Italian courtroom in November final yr, however is presently going via the appeals course of, that would take years.
Which means he’s free to hold on his job – taking part in soccer.
And Sivasspor have introduced on their official web site this morning that they’ve reached an settlement with the 33-year-old to hitch from Atletico Mineiro in his homeland, Brazil.
The previous Manchester Metropolis ace is one in every of a gaggle of six convicted of assaulting an Albanian woman in a Milan evening membership on January 22, 2013.
Robinho was taking part in for AC Milan on the time.
On the time of sentencing, Robinho instantly introduced he could be difficult the ruling.
Beneath Italian regulation he will not start the sentence till the appeals course of has been finalised – which may take years.
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A press release posted on his Instagram from his authorized group on the courtroom’s resolution learn: “Relating to the information involving the striker Robinho, in an incident that occurred a number of years in the past, we want to make clear that he already declared his innocence and maintained he had no involvement in any respect.”
It added: “All authorized steps are actually being taken with reference to this resolution by a courtroom of first occasion.”
If he loses the attraction he would might be extradited to serve jail time in Italy.
Robinho moved to Europe amid a lot hype in 2005 when he joined Actual Madrid from Santos.
He broke the British switch file in 2008 when Man Metropolis lured him from Actual Madrid for £32.5million.
After a shiny begin to life in England, he quickly began to wrestle and was ultimately despatched out on mortgage to former membership Santos after simply 16 months.
On the finish of the season, he moved to AC Milan the place he was joined by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and later Antonio Cassano en path to profitable Serie A.
He would spend 5 years in Italy earlier than transferring to China with Guangzhou Evergande after which onto Atletico Mineiro in 2016.
Robinho had beforehand been accused of sexual assault whereas at Metropolis in 2009, however was later cleared.