Italy has requested that the former Milan and Brazil striker Robinho serves a nine-year prison sentence for rape in his home country, local media reported, citing Brazil’s foreign relations ministry.
In a statement, the Brazilian ministry confirmed it has received such a request without naming the player. Robinho’s defence lawyer could not be reached for comment.
The request will be analysed by the justice ministry’s department of asset repatriation and international legal cooperation, the ministry added.
Robinho, whose full name is Robson de Souza, lives in Brazil and has always denied…