Robinho would be great for Orlando alongside Kaka, says club president

The Brazilian has been strongly linked with a move from Serie A to MLS and Flavio Augusta da Silva is hoping the attacker will link up with his former Milan team-mate
Robinho would be a great addition to Orlando City alongside Kaka should the MLS side agree a deal with AC Milan, according to the club's president.

The 30-year-old has never truly impressed at San Siro since his move to Italy from Manchester City in 2010 and has been linked with a move away from Milan in the past few transfer windows.

MLS expansion franchise Orlando City are the latest in a long line of potential suitors and, though a figure with the Serie A side is yet to be agreed, club chief Flavio Augusta da Silva is confident that the Brazilian would be a fine addition to their roster.

"We have not yet bought Robinho, but we are talking with AC Milan and we believe he will be a great reinforcement for our team," he told Radio Bandeirantes.

"He's a great player, he just turned 30 years old, he is very motivated and he has shown a willingness to play for our club."

Robinho could become the second player to swap Italy for Florida this summer after Kaka agreed a deal to link up with Orlando City when the 2015 season kicks off, mutually terminating his Milan contract in the process.

When asked about Kaka's loan spell with Sao Paulo leading up to his arrival at the MLS side, Silva stressed that the decision to send him to the club he started his professional career at was totally up to the player.

"The six-month loan of Kaka came because I respect the will of the athlete," he continued. "Kaka wanted the loan move to Sao Paulo, he was decisive about it.

"Whether or not we buy Robinho will depend on what he decides to do in the next six months, too."

Robinho's current contract at Milan, whom he joined for €18 million (£14m) four years ago, expires in 2016.