In a story normally reserved for the usual tabloid purveyors of transfer tripe and doggerel, The Times is reporting that Thaksin Shinawatra is set to double his efforts in his pursuit of Ronaldinho.
Mark Hughes has given his backing to Manchester City’s ambitious attempts to sign Ronaldinho, the Barcelona and Brazil playmaker, after being confirmed as the Barclays Premier League club’s new manager yesterday. (Times)
The idea of partnering soon-to-be-new-signing Jo with fellow Brazilian and all-round superstar Ronaldinho is definitely mouth-watering, but would the fizzy-haired Barca star be a success at Man City? It is no secret that many people at Barca were getting annoyed with Ronaldinho’s utter lack of form, fitness, drive, and effort – and it is surely a little telling that a big European club haven’t leapt in to buy him. Can Ronaldinho really handle the Premier League?