Ronaldinho wanted by Basingstoke Town

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Former World Cup and Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldinho has been offered a deal ny non-league Baskingstoke Town, which has to be one of the craziest transfer links ever.

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Not long ago Ronaldinho would have been linked with the top teams in the world and his closest move to England was Manchester United. But now it is in the Conference South not the Premier League.

The former PSG and Barcelona playmaker is apparently Baskingstoke's main target after the club made contact with Ronaldinho's brother and agent. A successful deal could be the greatest coup in transfer history.

Since Ronaldinho was released by Atletico Mineiro, he has been subject to a possible transfer from Chennai Titans in India who will be hoping the 34-year-old will join other major names already in to their new Indian Super League.

Freddie Ljungberg, Robert Pires and Alessandro Del Piero have all signed up already, but Baskingstoke could be there to stop the superstar from joining this list of esteemed players.


"We've put an offer to his brother, who is his agent, and look forward hearing back from him," Basingstoke marketing director Simon Hood told BBC South.

"We took a look at the transfer list to see which players were available," 

"We were shocked to see that Ronaldinho was a free agent and thought what better way for him to get back into football than to play for Basingstoke Town.

"We are third in the table and it would be great for not only Basingstoke but non-league football."

It will be interesting to see how this story develops, although it probably wouldn't take long to think of Ronaldinho's response to this surprise offer.

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