Ronaldinho could move to either MLS or China, agent says

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Ronaldinho was the undisputed best player in world football at one point, dominating week in week out with his incredible technical and athletic ability.

The Brazilian international has had a very full career; winning a World Cup with Brazil in 2002, the Champions League with Barcelona on two separate occasions, to go along with individual honours of which there are far too many to mention. 

However, it seems like the former Ballon d'Or winner still has one big move left in his career - to either China or Major League Soccer.


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Speaking in an interview with Brazil's UOL Esporte, as translated by ESPNFC, Ronaldinho's agent - and brother - Roberto Assis has revealed that 'Dinho isn't going to retire anytime soon, instead saying that Ronaldinho is going to keep on playing, with both MLS and the Chinese Super League interested in his services.

MLS or China

"We have totally ruled out playing in Brazil," Assis said. "The people have been advised that he could return to play for the second semester - that is within our plans. On the 28th (of March) I am going to China and Ronaldinho would be ready to play in the second semester."

"The most probable destination for Ronaldinho is the American league, the principal one, [Major League Soccer] or the Chinese league."

The 36-year-old former PSG and AC Milan midfielder has been without a contract since he played nine matches for Fluminense in the summer of last year after leaving Liga MX side Queretaro. He was reported to be near a new deal with the Brazilian side, but Assis said the former Barcelona forward now is only considering MLS or China.

He was reported to be near a new deal with the Brazilian side, but Assis has now confirmed that the former Barcelona star now is only considering MLS or China.

Good Signing?

The samba star could definitely earn a more lucrative pay packet if he decided to head East and join the contingent of Brazilian players that also ply their trade in the CSL. However, if Ronaldinho actually wanted to be relevant in some capacity, he would choose Major League Soccer.

There is one big question, though. Would he actually be a good signing for any MLS team? Ronny would sell shirts by the bucket load, but at this stage of his career, he wouldn't offer much to any team he joined, apart from a few free kicks and a flick or trick here and there.

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