The 35-year-old World Cup-winner made his final appearances for Fluminense in this week’s Florida Cup and says he will find a new club for 2016
The former Brazil international Ronaldinho says he has no plans for retirement and will secure a new club after celebrating the Rio carnival in February.
The two-time Fifa World Player of the Year has been without a club since cancelling his contract with Fluminense in September 2015. He has spent his time in between contracts travelling the globe to participate in charity matches and this week returned to America to compete in the Florida Cup where he denied suggestions he could be set to retire from the game.
“There is a lots to come in 2016,” he told reporters.
“I’ll decide what to do next after carnival. For now, I plan to travel the world to promote football but now is not the time to stop. I will play for a little longer.
“It felt good to feel the affection of the fans [in USA]. It made me very happy. Now I have to get on with my life and do my best to repay what they have given me.”
Ronaldinho, who did not train with his old club in USA and admitted he was there in more of an ambassadorial role, made his 11th and final appearance for Fluminense came via a substitute appearance in their 1-0 defeat to Colorado last Wednesday. His brother, Roberto, yesterday via twitter confirmed the former Milan would be signing for a FC Barcelona, an Ecuadorian outfit for another guest appearance.
Inside reports out of the MLS have been circulating that Chicago Fire and Orlando City SC are interested in signing the midfield maestro become the start of the upcoming season.
More to follow..