Ronaldinho, the man who at one point amazed the world with his tricks and skills, has been leaving his mark in Brazil since 2011 - but should he move back to Europe on loan for this season?
It's undeniable that Ronaldinho is one of the best footballers there has ever been - he's up there with Pele, Maradona, Zidane and the Brazilian Ronaldo.
And like most older players, they move to not so challenging leagues to finish their careers such as the A-League, Liga do Brazil and MLS.
Ronaldinho, in my opinion, should and could still be playing in Europe, the only reason he came back to Brazil was to win the Brazilian Cup, as that is the one cup he had never won until this year. So, why should he return to Europe?
Simply because, he wants to play in the World Cup. The World Cup is in Brazil, and his place is far from safe. He has had a cracking season this year; he's been recalled to the Brazilian side along with Kaka, he's won trophies with Atletico Mineiro as well as scoring and assisting many goals. As well as showing us he still has his jaw dropping trickery and is far from being an average player.
Ronaldinho should consider moving on loan this season, as presumably he wants to finish his career in Brazil. But where could he move to? Ligue 1 is the best place for him. Maybe to a team like LOSC Lille or Montpellier. Why? Because they're not the greatest of teams, but are also not terrible either.
They're in the top flight of the French league and are European and Champions League contenders. Neither team has really any big stars, say like Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain, so Ronaldinho would stand out much more.
The Ligue 1 is not as fast as other leagues such as the Premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga where there is a lot of counter-attacking football. He'd score and provide many goals and show he still can compete at the highest level of football.
If Ronaldinho wants to increase his chances on being in Brazil to play for his country in the World Cup, he should consider moving. Only on loan, as he'll want to return to Brazil after I'm sure. This is the last chance of him playing in a World Cup, so he should try everything in his power to cement his place.
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