Date:6th May 2015 at 2:58pm
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AC Milan striker Robinho is hoping to remain in Brazil next season, playing for his boyhood club Santos.

The forward, who is currently on loan at the club has expressed a desire to stay in his native country following the expiration of his loan.

Speaking to SportTV, the Brazilian international said he would like to stay with Santos for a long time.

“There are other Brazilian clubs I can join and I am aware of the problems Santos face with signing me,” he said.

Earlier this year, the club failed to play players wages with Robinho’s amongst the highest at the club.

“It’s normal that some clubs want players like me, but I want to stay here,” the striker ccontinued.

The 31 year old, who started his career with the Peixe, hasn’t ruled out joining another club in Brazil but is determind to stay with the Vila Belmiro club.

“I am a professional, I know that in football things change quickly and I will do what is best for my career,” Robinho declared.

“Anything can happen, but I would like to retire with Santos. It depends on the asking fee, but I would like to stay, not just another year, but for a long time.”

According to Brazilian newspaper Lance, Santos will attempt to convince Milan to loan the player for another season until the expiration of his contract when he would be a free agent.

Another option for Santos is to offer young striker Gabriel Barbosa Almeida, known as Gabigol, in order to sign the older forward on a permanent basis.

Robinho has made 16 appearances for Santos this season, scoring four goals.