- Former Manchester City and AC Milan star Robinho has agreed to join Sivasspor
- The Brazilian reached an agreement with the Turkish club to sign for them
- Robinho was 'sentenced to nine years in prison for gang rape' last November
- The striker appealed his sentence after being found guilty in Italy
- The appeal process can take years allowing him to play football in the meantime
Published: 09:01 EST, 22 January 2018 | Updated: 09:01 EST, 22 January 2018
Former Manchester City and Real Madrid star Robinho has agreed to sign for Turkish side Sivasspor despite being sentenced to nine years in prison for gang rape last year.
The 33-year-old, along with five others, was implicated for an attack on an Albanian girl in a Milan nightclub in January 2013.The Brazilian striker was found guilty in November but Robinho has since appealed his sentence, which could take years to be resolved.
Robinho has insisted he played no part in the incident and has a right to two appeals – Italy would only launch extradition proceedings once this legal process is exhausted, a legal source said at the time.
Former Manchester City and AC Milan star Robinho has agreed to join Turkish side Sivasspor
The Brazilian reached an agreement with the Super Lig side to sign for them on Monday
As the appeal process takes place, the former AC Milan forward is free to continue playing football.
Super Lig side Sivasspor have announced via their official website that they agreed terms with the striker and he will shortly be joining the club after he has signed a contract.
Robinho is set to join from join from Atletico Mineiro, where he has made 60 appearances since 2016.
During his career, the Brazilian has played across five different leagues and has made over 434 league appearances for six teams across Europe, China and South America.
|Santos||2002-2005, 2010, 2014-2015||108||47||Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A (x2): 2002, 2004
Campeonato Paulista (x2): 2010, 2015
Copa do Brasil: 2010
|Real Madrid||2005-2009||101||25||La Liga (x2): 2006-07, 2007-08
Supercopa de Espana: 2008
|AC Milan||2010-2015||108||25||Serie A: 2010-11
Supercoppa Italiana: 2011
|Guangzhou Evergrande||2015||10||3||Chinese Super League: 2015|
|Atletico Mineiro||2016-2017||60||19||Campeonato Mineiro: 2017|
|Brazil||2003-||100||28||FIFA Confederations Cup (x2): 2005, 2009
Copa América: 2007
CONCACAF Gold Cup: Silver 2003 Superclasico de las Americas: 2014
The 33-year-old was sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual assault last November
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