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From: Real Madrid
To: Manchester City
Date: September 1, 2008
Cost: $53.5 million
At the end of summer 2008, much of the transfer talk was dedicated to Robinho. After three good years at Real Madrid, Robinho felt that his playing time would be reduced with new signings coming to the Santiago Bernabeu. Manchester City, who had recently been purchased by their wealthy owners, bought the Brazilian on deadline day.
Just 13 minutes into Robinho's season, he scored against Chelsea with a great free kick. He continued to show his worth and ended his first season as the EPl fourth top scorer with 14 goals. But his second season was much worse. An injury kept him out for over three months.
With Manchester City continuing their huge transfers, Robinho fell down the pecking order. In January 2010, he joined his former club Santos on a six-month loan deal. After this, he completed an $18 million move to AC Milan, linking up with Pato and Ibrahimovich.