Ronaldinho Distances Himself From Besiktas Speculation

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Brazilian ace not linking up with Turkish club.

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Atletico Mineiro forward Ronaldinho has move to dispel any rumours linking him with a summer switch to Turkish side Besiktas, Sky Sports reports.

Reports had suggested that new Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic had been interested in the prospect of working with the 33-year-old, and the press have been quick to draw their own conclusions as to where the player’s future lies.

The 2002 World Cup winner recently helped Atletico Mineiro to claim their first ever Copa Libertadores when they beat Olimpia of Paraguay in a penalty shoot-out at the end of a 2-2 draw.

However, his agent and brother, Assis, recently met with representatives from the Turkish side, but Ronaldinho laughed off suggestions that he is in line for a return to European football.

“I am not thinking of anything except Atletico Mineiro,” he told Superesportes.

“I am very happy here, I’ll see out my contract.

“My brother’s trip (to Turkey) was to talk about other players, but then people started speculating. I am very happy here.”

Ronaldinho has been with Mineiro since last year following a move from Flamengo. He spent a total of ten years in Europe with the likes of Paris Saint Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan.


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