Ronaldinho's agent and brother Roberto de Assis confirms his new club will be announced on WednesdayDiego Tardelli [L] of Atlético Mineiro celebrates with Leonardo Silva [C] and Ronaldinho after scoring against Lanús during their Recopa Sudamericana Final on July 23, 2014
Ronaldinho's agent and brother, Roberto de Assis has announced the forward will confirm his next club on Wednesday.
The 34 year-old is currently a free agent after leaving Atlético Mineiro following their first ever Recopa Sudamericana victory, against Lanús [5-3 on aggregate], on 23 July.
"He will play until he's 42,” insisted de Assis, as reported by Sky Sports. “He will reveal his future destination on Wednesday.”
Ronaldinho joined Atlético in June 2012 after quitting Flamengo over alleged outstanding wages. With the Galo, he won the 2013 Campeonato Mineiro and was instrumental in their 2013 Copa Libertadores triumph.
His availability on a free transfer has attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City, but Boca Juniors, despite statements to the contrary, are favourites to sign him. Ronaldinho would come in as a direct replacement for Juan Román Riquelme, who has returned to Argentinos Juniors - the club he started his career with.
Ronaldinho first came to prominence at Grêmio, where he won the Campeonato Gaúcho. From there, he was signed by Paris Saint-Germain in July 2001, before shining at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and earning a €30 million switch to Barcelona in July 2003.
Ronaldinho played the best football of his career during the five seasons he spent with the Catalan club. He was part of a side that won five major honours, while he was awarded the FIFA World Player of the Year twice [2004, 2005] and the 2005 Ballon d’Or.
After being deemed surplus to requirements by then Head Coach Josep Guardiola, he was sold to Milan for €22.05 million in July 2008. His time in Italy was mixed and he eventually left on a free transfer to Flamengo in January 2011.