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Brazilian media reacts to Robinho's China move

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-07-17 17:43

Brazilian media reacts to Robinho's China move

Brazil's Robinho celebrates after scoring against Paraguay during their Copa America 2015 quarter-finals soccer match at Estadio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo in Concepcion, Chile, June 27, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]

"With the transfer window now open, it's possible that the number of Brazilians playing in China will rise even more," Uol added.

Robinho, who signed as a free agent after leaving Santos last month, will be tied to his new club until the end of the year with the option of an extension.

Media in Brazil have reported he will earn a monthly salary of around a million euros.

Guangzhou are said to have fended off interest in the 31-year-old from Mexico's Queretaro and an unnamed US Major League Soccer club.

Globoesporte emphasized the role played by Scolari in convincing the former Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan winger to play in China.

"He was recommended by Scolari, who instigated the move," the newspaper said.

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