Brazil international and former Real Madrid ace Robinho has joined Super Eagles ace Elderson Echiejile at the Turkish Super Lig side Sivasspor.
Robinho?s career has been surrounded by controversy in recent months, after he was sentenced to nine years in prison for gang rape last year.
However, with the former Manchester City and Real Madrid forward appealing the decision, he is free to continue his career, and has signed for Turkish side Sivasspor.
He was welcomed by crowds of adoring fans on arrival in Sivas Wednesday
Robinho carried and wore a club scarf in Sivasspor?s red and black colours, while fans clamoured to shake his hand, waving flags and setting off flares.
He arrived in pelting snow, but nonetheless was smiling, happy with the warm welcome, as he left for the stadium for his medical and to confirm terms. He had a spell in his home country with Atletico Mineiro before joining the Turkish side.
While he was with Mineiro last year, he emerged the highest goal scorer with 25 goals.He was selected for the Campeonato Brasileiro team of the year, in both the Craque do Brasileir?o and the Bola de Prata awards.
Robinho scored a goal in the 2017 Campeonato Mineiro final over rivals Cruzeiro, which secured Atl?tico the title.
He left the club at the expiry of his contract in December 2017, having scored a total of 38 goals in 109 matches.
Sivasspor currently occupy the 8th position on the log in the Turkish Super lig with 27 points in 18 matches played so far. Robinho could be lined up for debut at the weekend when the side takes on Yeni Malatyaspor who just two places below with 23 points in 18 matches.