Ronaldinho once again finds himself without a club and there have often been reports suggesting he should make the move to Mzansi, but which local clubs would suit him best?
The Brazilian legend left Fluminense after just over two months with them, and he is once again a free agent who can join any club he pleases.
His brother and agent, Roberto Assis, has claimed the 35-year-old's next move could surprise everyone, and while speculation has suggested he could join Corinthians in the US, some of us are hoping he may opt to bring his silky skills to our shores.
Here are the local clubs that could be most suitable for El Gaucho:
The Chloorkop outfit is nicknamed the Brazilians for a couple of reasons – for their colours, of course, but also because of the way they play a fast-paced passing game. Having someone like Ronaldinho will be a big drawcard for the fans and the club, which has often come under fire for the way they are run. Outside of the impact El Gaucho could have on creating an even bigger fan base, Sundowns are probably the best-equipped local side to pay him the massive wages he will probably command.
Ronaldinho loves to win silverware, and with Chiefs having claimed two league titles in the past three years, among other domestic cups, they are the one team that can ensure he will be competing at the highest level all the time. With management constantly eager to please their fans, the Brazilian would slot right in as his football and persona would definitely fit in well at the Village. Imagine seeing Brazil's greatest star play alongside Siphiwe Tshabalala!
Pirates are a constant force in continental competition, and having Ronaldinho with the team in the heart of Africa will undoubtedly see capacity crowds at the stadiums. His polished touch and trickery will also work well alongside the likes of Thabo Rakhale, Sifiso Myeni and Oupa Manyisa, who are working hard to bring back kasi flavour.
Ajax Cape Town
While Ajax's policy may be all about youth, having someone of Ronaldinho's experience and calibre may very well provide inspiration and motivation to Roger De Sa's team. Ajax are known to sign European stars, so the Brazilian is not necessarily out of their reach. Also, their technical style of play will suit the former Barcelona star's elegance to a tee, and having him in the team will certainly be a good learning experience for the youngsters. Off the pitch, Ronaldinho is known for having a lavish lifestyle, and with Cape Town sporting magnificent beaches and a vibrant nightlife, the city itself may be enough to entice him all on its own.
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