One of the greatest players of all time is available for nothing. Ronaldinho has left Brazilian giants Flamengo over unpaid wages, making him a free agent – could he head to England?
The Samba star is owed around £12m by Flamengo and as a result, he has been allowed to leave the club. The situation has been bubbling under the surface for some time now, which in the end led to Ronaldinho’s brother and agent, Assis, filling a trolley full of merchandise from the club shop and heading for the exits, saying that he was taking the items because they weren’t paying his brother.
In the end, the debacle came to an end when a judge ruled in Ronaldinho’s favour and he was allowed to terminate his contract. Ronaldinho will sue Flamengo but for now, the 32 year old must search for a new club – allegedly putting Premier League clubs on red alert.
But which clubs would be interested in the former Barcelona and AC Milan magician?
The Brendan Rodgers era is upon us, folks. Expect attractive football to hit Liverpool in the very near future! Why not bring in a skillful playmaker and get Anfield bouncing again? Ronaldinho’s skill and vision on the ball would fit in brilliantly in Rodgers’ style of football and could be a short term signing to bring instant quality to the team.
Not averse to signing a controversial figure now are they? With a fair bit of cash to spend they could afford Ronaldinho’s wages and Mark Hughes desperately wanted him while he was Manchester City manager. Playing behind Djibril Cisse would be a polarizing strikeforce – they’d either be explosive and win games on their own or implode the entire team. Is it a risk worth taking?
Well they’re signing everyone else aren’t they? A few years ago Chelsea would’ve jumped at the chance to make this move, so why not now he’s a free agent? He can join his compatriots Ramires and Daviz Luiz at the Bridge and finally bring sexy football to West London.
Of course, its very difficult to believe any of these moves will happen. Ronaldinho is finished. His partyboy lifestyle has caught up with him and he’s in terrible shape. He couldn’t cope with the rigours of the Premier League and I’d advise all teams to avoid him like the plague.
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