Turkish club Sivasspor announced on Monday that they have reached a deal in principle to sign the Brazilian forward Robinho.
Former AC Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester City star was found guilty of a gang rape back in November but has appealed the initial nine-year prison sentence and is free to continue to play football until the appeal process is completed.
The former Brazil international is one of a group of six convicted of assaulting an Albanian girl in a club in Milano in 2013. The final decision could take years to be reached and he is now focusing on getting his career back on track.
With that in mind, Sivasspor have now taken it to their official website to confirm the agreement with the 33-year-old who joins the Turkish outfit from Atletico Mineiro.
The Turkish side claim Robinho will arrive in Sivas on Tuesday for final negotiations after which a formal agreement will be signed.
No personal details of the proposed contract have been disclosed.
Sivasspor are currently sitting in eights in Super Lig with 27 points after 18 rounds.