Ex-Real Madrid player Robinho set to join Sivasspor

DAILY SABAH WITH AFP
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Brazil's forward Robinho celebrates after scoring against Paraguay during their 2015 Copa America football championship quarter-final match in Concepcion, Chile, June 27, 2015. (AFP Photo)
Brazil's forward Robinho celebrates after scoring against Paraguay during their 2015 Copa America football championship quarter-final match in Concepcion, Chile, June 27, 2015. (AFP Photo)

Brazilian forward Robinho is set to join Turkish Super League side Sivasspor, the club announced Monday on its official website.

Sivasspor said it agreed "in principle" with Robinho — currently a free agent — who will arrive in Turkey on Tuesday to iron out final details of his transfer.

The signing ceremony and the presentation are also scheduled for Tuesday.

In Europe, the 33-year-old played for Real Madrid, Manchester City and Milan. His latest club was Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, which he joined in February 2016.

He has also won 100 caps for Brazil and played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.

At the beginning of his career, Robinho was seen as a prodigy of the Brazilian football, but has failed live up to the expectations.

In November, he was found guilty in absentia by an Italian court of raping a 22-year-old Albanian woman in January 2013, when the Brazilian was playing for Milan in Serie A.

Robinho has insisted he is innocent. The sentence is suspended while appeals take place.

Sivasspor are currently eighth in the Super League after a strong first half of the season.

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