South American football legends Ronaldinho and Juan Roman Riquelme are reportedly considering coming out of retirement to play for Chapecoense following the heartbreaking air disaster in which the club lost 19 players.
Whilst some Brazilian sides have offered to loan players to the club free of charge, reports are circulating that Ronaldinho and Riquelme have offered to come out of retirement to play one last time for the club.
Ronaldinho’s agent and brother, Roberto Assis, disclosed to Globo Esporte, that although no talks had yet taken place, the two-time world best has offered to do all he can to help the club. Assis said:
‘It is a very difficult time,’
‘Later on, if there is a contact, we can talk.
‘I can only say that we are here and we want to help.
‘He (Ronaldinho) fits the profile, can be the right guy. But the moment is to help families and it would be (wrong) to create expectations for now. As Brazilians, we feel involved. We are together.’