Basingstoke bid for Ronaldinho
Conference South side Basingstoke Town have made an ambitious bid to sign Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho.
The 34-year-old former Barcelona and AC Milan playmaker, capped almost 100 times by his country, is a free agent after leaving Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro.
And representatives from Basingstoke, currently third in the sixth tier of English football, have put an offer to his brother, and agent, Roberto de Assis Moreira.
"We've put an offer to his brother, who is his agent, and look forward hearing back from him," Basingstoke's marketing director Simon Hood told BBC South.
"We took a look at the transfer list to see which players were available.
"We were shocked to see that Ronaldinho was a free agent and thought what better way for him to get back into football than to play for Basingstoke Town.
"We are third in the table and it would be great for not only Basingstoke but non-league football."
Basingtoke, who have recently renamed their ground The Soccer AM Stadium as part of a sponsorship deal with Sky Sports' Saturday morning show, are currently third in the table as they bid to get promoted to the Vanarama Conference.
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