Manchester City and Besiktas agree £16m deal for Robinho - report

Robinho has reportedly agreed to join Besiktas, with the club prepared to pay Manchester City £16 million up front and then £10m in future add ons.

The offer means City will recoup a large part of the £32m they paid for the Brazilian, so long as his performances don’t deteriorate at the same rate as they did while he was in England.

Besiktas have been busy in the transfer market this summer, securing the arrivals of Ricardo Quaresma from Inter Milan and Guti from Robinho’s former club Real Madrid and have now set their sights on the Brazilian forward, according to the Guardian.

Besiktas are now managed by Bernd Schuster, who was Robinho’s boss whilst he was in Spain and he is said to be excited by the prospect of reuniting with him.

Schuster said: "I am confident that our chairman will do everything in his power to make this possible."

Besiktas may have to fend off a late bid from German side Schalke, who are also said to be keen on reuniting him with a former Real Madrid team mate in striker Raul.

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