Friday, March 28, 2008

Will he stay or leave?????

This hasn't been Ronaldinho's season. He has started just 13 league games so far and overall he has made only 25 appearances for Barcelona. He has put on weight he has not been sharp not scoring the way he does, not making to Brazil national team and that sums up Ronnie thus far. And this slump in form can also be associated to the arrival of Henry and loss of Riijkard's confidence in him. Henry is currently playing in Ronaldinho's position - Left wing forward, something that Henry clearly does not prefer and his creativity has not been on show neither his free kicks.

And Ronaldinho was so down in confidence that he declared that he would shave his head if he did not start the El Classico against Realmadrid at the Nou Camp, a match which he eventually started. But they lost that one too and he was consigned to bench after that and Barca were getting results without him. And now Ronaldinho has come to a state where he feels its time to leave the club and his brother cum agent Roberto Assis has admitted that he may leave in the summer, a move that would be good for both the team and the player.

But a problem lies there also. Ronnie has a buy out clause of €125 million to his contract which expires in June 2010, a fee that is too expensive for any club. But his brother has said they will use the ARTICLE 17 of FIFA which states "A player may buy out the remaining part of his contract if he is into 3rd of his contract". And that could mean he can be bought for €16 million. Realmadrid and Chelsea are looking at him and even Spurs boss Juande Ramos has expressed his wish to sign Ronnie. So its going to a be a merry go round summer for him deciding which club to go. We do not know if he is saying "Bye Bye" to Barca as in the picture above.....

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