Ronaldinho Gaucho considers coming out of retirement to play under Diego Maradona

Ronaldinho Gaucho considers coming out of retirement to play under Diego Maradona

- Ronaldinho Gaucho is still in a house arrest in Paraguay

- The legendary footballer was arrested for arriving the country with a fake passport

- Ronaldinho is reportedly ready to come out of retirement to play professional football again

Reports from Argentina have it that Brazilian legend Ronadinho is reportedly ready to come out of retirement to play under the legendary football great Diego Maradona.

The 40-year-old has not played professional football since his last outing for Brazilian club Fluminense in 2015.

It was gathered that the former Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker is open to the move as Maradona will do everything to land the exciting star.

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The Brazilian player has finally spoken on his house arrest throughout the lockdown after being released from Paraguayan prison.

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Ronaldinho and his younger brother ran into trouble at the airport in Paraguay where they were caught with fake passports and was jailed for 32 days.

Ronaldinho Gaucho considers coming out of retirement to play under Diego Maradona

Ronaldinho Gaucho exchanges pleasantries with Diego Maradona. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Efforts made by his lawyers to get him released while in prison was abortive as the judge in charge of Ronaldinho's case failed to grant the bail.

And while inside the jail, Ronaldinho met other inmates and also played football and snapped pictures with them before his arrest was turned to house.

Since then, the World Cup winner has been staying at Hotel Palmaroga de Asuncion which is being owned by Barcelona where he is being taken care of.

While speaking with Mundo Deportivo, Ronaldinho admitted that although he is getting the best treatment stressing that lack of freedom is his major concern.

The 40-year-old also added that he is getting the chance to train regularly at the hotel where he has been kept since.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona chiefs were once scared that Lionel Messi might be wrongly influenced by his former teammate Ronaldinho while he was at the club.

The Brazilian parted ways with the Catalans in 2008 having spent five seasons at Camp Nou and they feared the Argentine's future could be in danger.

He was highly influential that his manager back then Frank Rijkaard allowed some of his excesses slide.

The former World Cup winner was at the peak of his game with an awesome fan base across the globe owing to the magic he performed with his feet.

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