QPR To Make Shock Move For Barcelona And Brazil Legend Ronaldinho

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The South American could be making a surprise switch to West London.

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After having his contract at Atletico Mineiro terminated FC Barcelona and Brazil legend Ronaldinho has emerged as a shock transfer target for QPR, reports Globo Esporte.

The 34-year-old is on the search for a new club and could well be tempted to Loftus Road by former international teammate Julio Cesar – with the goalkeeper having just returned from a loan spell at FC Toronto.

Mineiro decided to end their relationship with the Brazilian on Tuesday, but despite some thinking the attacker may retire his brother Roberto Assis has suggested otherwise.

“He plays up to 42 and the future we will reveal to you on Wednesday,” said Assis.

That means that the Hoops could get eight years out of the South American if they were to land him, although manager Harry Redknapp faces competition from across the globe.

Ronaldinho’s former side Fluminense are understood to be interested, as are Boca Juniors, Besiktas and the newest MLS franchise New York City FC – who have already signed David Villa and Frank Lampard this summer.

However, if Redknapp were to convince the former Barca superstar to head to West London it would be quite the coup for the newly promoted club, who are looking to maintain their Premier League status in 2014/15 after earning promotion from the Championship via the playoffs last season.

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