Former Chelsea striker Guðjohnsen offers himself to Chapecoense and dreams of reuniting with Ronaldinho
Eiður Guðjohnsen was Ronaldinho's colleague at Barcelona for two years.
Icelandic striker Eiður Guðjohnsen, formerly of Barcelona and Chelsea, has made himself available to Chapecoense to play in the Brazilian club next season. Through his Twitter, the 38-year-old striker has announced his desire to the world. Guðjohnsen's colleague from 2006 to 2008, Ronaldinho published two messages of support to Chapecoense on Instagram, which motivated followers to create the hashtag "#ronaldinhonachape". The midfielder, who has already expressed a desire to retire next season, is without a club and has not yet signaled where he would end his career. Guðjohnsen wrote on his official Twitter account: "Out of respect I would play for Chapecoense if they had a space for me. If not just to play with Ronaldinho again."
After six years at Chelsea, Guðjohnsen arrived in Barcelona in 2006, where he partnered with Ronaldinho. But in a possible transfer, he would not necessarily join the former Barcelona number 10. The Brazilian is the target of a campaign to play in Chapecoense, but Assis, his brother and agent, does not rule out this possibility. Assis said: "It's a very difficult time, it's all happened now. But as far as we are concerned, we will help. I don't know if it would be in a game or with a bond. If there is a contact, we can talk. I can only say that we are here and we want to help."