Ronaldinho has played in homeland Brazil and Mexico since moving away from European football he has been linked with playing MLS on several occasions, though this time it seems to make sense.
Los Angeles is the sort of place a star of Ronaldinho’s calibre would want to play and with Donovan set to retire after the Galaxy’s playoff run comes to an end, a move to bring in the former Barcelona and AC Milan star would be sensible.
He guarantees excitement and skill and would be able to fill the designated player spot Donovan is set to free up when he hangs his boots up within the next few weeks.
Ronaldinho is thought to be unsettled in Liga MX despite scoring three goals and picking up one assist in eight appearances so far, and he could end his two-year contract very early.
He was also linked with LA when David Beckham left the club but it is surely his last chance to make the move to the fastest growing league in the world.
At 34 his best years may be behind him, though his marketing value is something that will appeal to MLS and the fact that his Brazilian friend Kaka is also joining the league next season could also help his decision.
Ronaldinho continues to showcase skills with ‘shark attack’ volley (via FNTV on YouTube):
Trying to replace Landon Donovan was never going to be easy but if the Galaxy have wrapped up a deal for Ronaldinho already, then they deserve great credit. Though it remains to be seen if the reports are accurate.
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