Ronaldinho Could Join América in Mexico
Former Barcelona and Brazil star Ronaldinho Gaúcho is negotiating with Mexican club América, according to reports in the country's press.
The Mexican transfer window closes tomorrow, and a deal is allegedly being thrashed out for the 34-year-old to become an América player for the next season.
However, a move for the two-time World Player of the Year was categorically denied by club president Ricardo Peláez.
“The news is false. Ronaldinho will not come to América. If someone is to come to América, we have until Friday [tomorrow] to sign them.
“However we have not confirmed anything. The thinking is that no one will arrive, but we have not completely closed the doors,” he told Mexican sports reporters yesterday evening.
Ronaldinho has been without a club since July 30, when he parted ways amicably with Belo Horizonte outfit Atlético-MG. With the club, he won the 2013 Copa Libertadores, when the side beat Olímpia of Paraguay on penalties in an emotional final.
Since leaving the Brazilian club, several rumours have circulated about the veteran playmaker's next move. H was linked to Major League soccer club New York Red Bulls, as well as Brazilian club Palmeiras, but wage demands scuppered any chance of a deal with the Paulista outfit.