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Ronaldinho and Atlético Mineiro part ways

It hasn't been all smiles for Ronaldinho lately
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It has been confirmed that Atlético Mineiro and Ronaldinho have come to an agreement to terminate the Brazilian attacker’s contract with the Belo Horizonte club.

Ronaldinho’s current contract did run until December but his lack of form and struggles with injuries has seen him lose his status as one of Galo’s top players over the past six months.

Factor in his excessive wages and it is no surprise it was agreed by all parties that the player and club would part ways.

Eurosport reported the news after various Brazilian sources started to break that he had become a free agent.

Speculations first started following Atlético’s Recopa Sudamericano win over Lanús last week that the former Barcelona man had said goodbye to his team mates and would be leaving.

In addition to this, the 34-year-old has been linked with a move to Boca Juniors over the past few days and with it now confirmed that he is a free agent, the 2002 World Cup winner is free to move to any club.

Predictably a move to Europe will be muted, with Ronaldinho previously close to joining Beşiktaş in January, but as of yet only the Argentinian side Boca have been strongly linked with Ronaldinho.

Also, it is reported that Ronaldinho and Atlético President Alexandre Kalil will do a joint interview for a Brazilian TV station on Wednesday explaining the decision to part ways, however this is yet to be confirmed.


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