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AC Milan forward Robinho will join Santos on loan, not Orlando City

AC Milan forward Robinho will join Santos on loan, not Orlando City Photo: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

AC Milan forward Robinho will join Brazilian side Santos FC on season-long loan, the club announced Thursday.

Robinho had been reportedly interested in joining Orlando City when the club makes its MLS debut this coming spring. Robinho would have been reunited with former teammate Kaká in Orlando. Instead, the 30-year-old Robinho will re-join the club where he began his professional career. 

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Robinho played with Santos' youth side from 1996-2002, and the senior team from  2002-05. He also spent six months on loan with Santos in 2010.

Robinho has also made 92 international appearances with Brazil, scoring 27 goals. He was not selected to the team for the 2014 World Cup.

- Dan Gartland

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