Title-chasing Leicester offered former £33m forward in shock deal

Robinho’s representatives have approached Leicester to assess the Foxes’ potential interest in the Brazil international, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The 32-year-old forward is currently a free agent after leaving Chinese Super League giants Guangzhou Evergrande and is eager to move back to European football.

Robinho famously cost Manchester City a staggering £33m back in the summer of 2008, but failed to live up to expectations in the sky blue shirt.

He has since played back in his homeland with Santos and spent time with AC Milan, before heading to Asia last year, where he made only a handful of appearances.

And reports claim that title chasing Leicester, as well as Swansea, have now been approached by the player’s representatives, opening the door for a stunning move.

Although the transfer window closes shortly, Robinho will still be available for a move when the deadline has passed as he’s without a club.

Although the samba star’s career appears to be on a downward trajectory, he was part of the Selecao squad that reached the 2015 Copa America quarter-finals.