Major League Soccer is riding a wave right now and is bringing more and more big name signings every other week it seems. Following David Villa and Frank Lampard's move to New York City FC, their cross-town rivals the Red Bulls could be set to land former Barcelona and Brazil maestro Ronaldinho.
Red Bull Rocking
According to reports from UOL Sports in Brazil, the 34-year old Samba star and his representatives have met with directors the Red Bulls organization and are in the process of negotiating a salary that could see him become one of the highest paid players in North America.
Back with Thierry
UOL are claiming that his brother and agent Assis is negotiating a 2.25m Euro salary for his brother. This would make Ronaldinho the third designated player on the Red Bulls roster alongside former Barca teammate Thierry Henry and Australian midfielder Tim Cahill.
There were rumours abounding that the French striker was thinking about retiring at the end of the current MLS season, but who knows, maybe being joined by his good friend in New York will convince Henry to stay around for one more season.
The playmaker left Atletico Mineiro earlier this week after cancelling his contract with the team to move to pastures new. And it looks very optimistic that MLS will be landing the former Ballon D'Or winner and will have him gracing their local stadiums and tv stations for some time to come.
The A-League were rumoured to be chasing the 'Dinho but his preferred destination right now is to stay in the Americas and move north to the Big Apple for the newest chapter in his storied career.
Ronaldinho is easily one of the most gifted players of the 21st century, and the 2002 World Cup winner and two-time FIFA World Player of the Year would be a huge draw in MLS and a massive credit to how much the league has grown in recent years.
There's a quick video in case you needed any reminders of the Brazilian's greatness and what to potentially expect in MLS in the near future.