Robinho unveiled in glitzy ceremony by AC Milan

09 September 2010 04:29
He has always been one for making an entrance, from his deadline day move to Manchester City two years to ago to his arrival by helicopter and subsequent parading by Pele at Santos.

And today was no different as Robinho was unveiled by AC Milan at a glitzy ceremony in an upmarket city hotel.

The Brazilian forward completed his long drawn out move away from Eastlands on transfer deadline day, surprising everyone by making a permanent switch rather than a loan.

Feels like home: AC Milan new boy Robinho was gushing in his praise of the club he joined from Manchester City

Robinho arrived at City in 2008 as the British record signing in a £32.5million move from Real Madrid, but has moved to Italy at a knockdown £22m. It is also believed that he has halved his £160,000-a-week Eastlands wages.

The 26-year-old was paraded alongside another shock new recruit, Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Barcelona.

The Swede moved back to Serie A after a curious on-year absence, with his willingness to move on loan a key factor in Robinho joing permanently.

To make way for the pair, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was off-loaded to Schalke in a £10.5m deal and Marco Borriello moved on loan to Roma with the option of a future £8.3m deal.

Samba magic: Robinho will join up with international team-mates Ronaldinho and Pato

Robinho turned down a move to Turkey in August and told City he was only interested in moving to Italy or Spain. Barcelona were interested but were held back by a dire financial situation at the club.

Speaking at the press conference, the player said: 'I dream of a final between AC Milan and Barcelona. At the moment,we are two of the strongest teams. We have a strong team and a surpriseattack.

'It is true that Barcelona asked for me, but in Milan, I know the truthis that here I feel at home, thanks in part to the large number ofBrazilians.'

Having got his wish he will form a mouth-watering forward four with Ibra alongside Alexandre Pato and Ronaldinho. 

He added: 'We can play whichever formation we want. It doesn't matter who scores, what is important is that Milan scores.'

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Source: Daily_Mail