Brazilian Robinho joins Guangzhou Evergrande

Brazil international Robinho has been reunited with Luiz Felipe Scolari after joining Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande on a six-month contract.

The former AC Milan and Santos attacker was without a club after his contract with the Serie A side expired in June and former Brazil coach Scolari swooped to take Robinho to China, where he will link up with compatriot Paulinho.

Robinho – who was a £33 million signing for Manchester City in the summer of 2008 when he left Real Madrid for the Premier League – impressed for Brazil in this year’s Copa America and Scolari will hope the 31-year-old can help him steer Guangzhou Evergrande to their fifth consecutive Chinese Super League title.

Following a tumultuous, 18-month stay in the Premier League, Robinho has since made two returns to boyhood club Santos in Brazil, either side of a five-year spell with Italian giants Milan.