Club president reveals that they can’t afford the figures of both club and player.
AC Milan are pricing Robinho out of a return to his old club Santos, according to the Brazilian club’s president Odilio Rodrigues.
The 29-year-old has been linked with a return to his homeland for the past year, but the two clubs have been unable to agree on a transfer fee, while the player’s wages have also been a stumbling block.
As a result, Rodrigues doesn’t expect the situation to change any time soon, and admitted that the club may have to look elsewhere as they are not willing to meet the demands of the Rossoneri.
“The values demanded by the Milan representative that talked with us are too high, both regarding the transfer fee and Robinho’s salary,” he told the Brazilian media, as quoted by Soccerway.
He went on to rule out a player exchange deal as Milan are not interested in any of their current stars, which suggests that Robinho will remain in Serie A for at least another year.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester City star has been on periphery of the Milan starting line-up over the past year, seeing the likes of Mario Balotelli, Stephan El Shaarawy and Mbaye Niang given preference.
He made 27 appearances for Massimiliano Allegri’s side last year, but scored just two goals. As a result, despite club owner Silvio Berlusconi consistently praising his professionalism in giving his all to the club despite a desire to return home, it would appear Milan will need to lower their expectations if they are to sell this summer.