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City Prepare For Ronaldinho

Speculation surrounding Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho joining up at Eastlands have been mooted for weeks, however these rumours now appear to have more credibility.

Various press reports indicate club owner Thaksin Shinawatra will stop at nothing to lure the 28-year-old away from Barcelona and is willing to pay a world record £200,000 a week for his services.

Apparently, sources close to Thaksin say that members of City's board are due to fly out to the player's home city of Porto Alegre in Brazil to meet with him face to face this weekend. Should negotiations go well, Ronaldinho may well become a City player as early as next week.

A Spanish source told the Daily Mail...

'Ronaldinho is showing a growing interest in going to England, although there is still much negotiating ahead, it is possible. Anyway, who else [Manchester City] can afford him?'

In recent months, Ronaldinho has reportedly had a tour of the City of Manchester stadium, its facilities, while his brother and agent Roberto De Assis has also held a series of meetings with Thaksin's right-hand man, Pairoj Piempongsant, to discuss the potential transfer.

Should the deal go ahead, City fans can expect to see one of the world's most gifted players wear the number 10 shirt.

Date:Tuesday June 3 2008
Time: 9:04AM


it will never happen so stop getting your hopes up!!
03/06/2008 09:19:00
chels4eva..Do I denote sour grapes !!!
03/06/2008 09:22:00
If these rumours are true I guess it is odds on that Zico will be the new manager.
03/06/2008 09:24:00
Samba's at the ready!
03/06/2008 09:25:00
At 200k per week, He is not the right player for this club, you could get 4 top class players for that money. Don't forget Mancini and Rijkaard are available, just don not fancy Zico for Eastlands.
Buzz Lightyear
03/06/2008 10:25:00
Hey Buzz ..It would certainly send out a message to the top four.
03/06/2008 12:40:00
Why would you want someone who is no longer at the top of his game
Tiny T
03/06/2008 12:54:00
Tiny T, exactly and at 200k per week. Alphie I want success as much as anyone, but not at this price, it would cause utter disruption in the team.
Buzz Lightyear
03/06/2008 13:24:00
If it brings success who cares at what price
03/06/2008 15:03:00
Its not worth the price at all we could get better than that especially if its going to cost us that much. We shouldn have sacked sven in the 1st place
dunne deal
03/06/2008 15:53:00
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