Transfer Watch: Robinho wait continues; Ronaldinho hits the open market

Robinho Watch has entered another day, and with the way thing are going, it looks like the Brazilian forward could be close to signing an a club in Turkey. Or maybe not.

If you’ve been paying attention to Twitter, you know that the reports on Robinho have been flying in from all sorts of directions.

First we had this quote from AC Milan’s Adriano Galliani:

”We met with Robinho today, and we’ll touch base on any updates tomorrow. We have offers from Olympiakos, Brazilian clubs and maybe others”

One of those offers reportedly came from Besiktas, a Turkish club that apparently offered up about $4 million to Milan, which this report says they accepted, with the deal awaiting the agreement from the player, too.

However, Robinho’s agent insists there is “no contact with Besiktas” despite reports of a $4 million offer for the Milan man.

So the watch lives on.

Ronaldinho coming to MLS?

In case you haven’t heard by now, another Brazilian star, Ronaldinho, terminated his contract with Atlético Mineiro on Monday and is possibly looking to move abroad once more. Could a move to Major League Soccer be on the horizon, and better yet, could that move include Orlando City SC, who have all along been in the market to bring in the biggest of Brazilian stars?

“He’ll play until he’s 42,” Ronaldinho’s agent and brother Roberto Assis reportedly said on Monday. Assis also noted that the 34-year-old would reveal the plan for the next destination in his career on Wednesday.

Ronaldinho is reportedly looking at Orlando City and Fluminense (Brazil) as his next destination.

Ronaldinho has been linked to MLS and the LA Galaxy in the past, but nothing ever happened there. At the very least, you have to think that Orlando City has made a call to him or his people about a possible move to the Beautiful City in case a deal with Robinho falls through.

Some reports have it that Ronaldinho could stay at home and go to another club in Brazil, move to Argentine super-club Boca Juniors, or finally make the jump to MLS.

Without a doubt, the former FIFA World Player of the Year and 2002 World Cup champion with Brazil would be a big name boost for both Orlando City and MLS, but you have to question what the attacking midfielder would be able to bring to the field in MLS, and for how long.


Tags: Major League Soccer Orlando City SC

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