The days of Ronaldinho lighting up the Nou Camp are long gone, but he may soon be lighting up the Angolan league.
Bento Kangamba, president of Kabuscorp, believes the Brazilian is just the player the club needs to turn them into an African superpower.
Kangamba is quoted as telling Eurosport: "We are in battle. We are negotiating with the agent of Ronaldinho Gaucho to get him for a period of one year. With Ronaldinho, we could win the African Champions League and successfully play the Club World Cup against the best teams in Europe and the world."
Not the first time Ronaldinho has been offered move
Kabuscorp tried to sign Ronaldinho in November 2014 on a one-year deal, but were unsuccessful. However they are confident they can persuade the 34-year-old's current club, Mexican side Queretaro, to terminate his contract allowing him to join the Angolans in June.
If he does indeed join, Ronaldinho would not be the first Brazilian legend to join Kabuscorp. In 2012, the club signed legendary striker Rivaldo, where he scored 18 goals in 21 games.
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Decline is clear for all to see
Kangamba told Televisão Pública de Angola: "It’s a certainty. We are negotiating, but Ronaldinho has to first terminate the contract with his current club, and then be able to join us in June.
"I picked Ronaldinho because I want quality in my squad."
Ronaldinho had the world at his feet a decade ago. He won the Ballon D'Or in 2 consecutive years (2004 and 2005) and Barcelona rejected an £80million bid for him. However the playboy's lifestyle meant he spent less and less time on the training ground and more time in nightclubs as the years progressed. When Pep Guardiola took over at the Catalan club he ousted Ronaldinho.
He joined AC Milan where he had reasonable success. He was pining for a move back to Brazil though and joined Flamengo before moving to Atletico Mineiro. Mineiro terminated his contract in July 2014, at which point he joined current side Queretaro.
The only stumbling block for Kangamba's dream is that Ronaldinho may think twice before swapping the Mexican nightlife for the African plains.
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