World

Ronaldinho signs extension with Atletico

Ronaldinho moving to Turkey's Super Lig?
Ronaldinho moving to Turkey's Super Lig?
Share This Story

   
 

SAO PAULO (AP)

RUNNING OUT OF TIME

The winter transfer window is now closed. That doesn't mean we can't look forward to this summer. Find out who's going where at the Rumor Mill.

Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro says two-time FIFA player of the year Ronaldinho has signed a one-year contract extension.

Negotiations had been underway since Atletico played in FIFA's Club World Cup in December. Ronaldinho said at the time he wasn't sure whether he would remain with the club in 2014.

A World Cup winner with Brazil in 2002, Ronaldinho led Atletico Mineiro to the Copa Libertadores title last year. The former Barcelona playmaker has said he remains hopeful of playing in this year's World Cup, although he hasn't been summoned by Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for several months.

The 33-year-old had been linked with a switch to the Turkish giants, but will now remain in Brazil as he hopes to earn a place in Luiz Felipe Scolari's World Cup squad. It was reported that the star had been in talks with Besiktas regarding a move, although club president Alexandre Kalil confirmed that he will be staying put.

"The fans can be annoying but Ronaldinho loves them, he has renewed his contract," he posted on Twitter.

Ronaldinho has been capped 97 times by Brazil but has not featured for the national team since April last year. The former Barcelona and AC Milan star will not play for Atletico Mineiro this weekend because of a suspension for a red card at the Club World Cup.

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by

SOCCER Videos

Rise as One: Match for Peace - Haiti vs. Brazil Posted: Apr 18, 2014
In this episode of Rise as One, presented by Budweiser, Brazil helps Haiti unite...

Holland discusses Chelsea's title race Posted: Apr 18, 2014
Chelsea's assistant first team coach, Steve Holland, says that Chelsea is still ...

Howard signs contract extension with Everton Posted: Apr 18, 2014
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a contract extension keeping him at Goo...

Mata: Manchester United fans should back Moyes Posted: Apr 18, 2014
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata says Manchester United supporters should ...

Rodgers knows that nothing is guaranteed for Liverpool Posted: Apr 17, 2014
Brendan Rodgers is trying to keep Liverpool's feet on the ground ahead of their ...