Football News : Ronaldinho completes Atletico Mineiro move

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Atletico Mineiro have announced the signing of former World Player of the year Ronaldinho after the player walked out on his Flamengo contract last week.

Ronaldinho has endured a tough year since returning to Brazil
GettyImagesRonaldinho has endured a tough year since returning to Brazil

Ronaldinho, 32, went before the Labour Court to rescind his deal at the Rio de Janeiro side - citing unpaid wages and bonuses totalling more than £10 million. Within days, though, he has found a new home.

The six-month deal with Atletico will run until December, with the star's wages substantially lowered from the €500,000 a month he was receiving in Rio de Janeiro.

"I want to pla y well, to help Atletico-MG to success little-by-little and hopefully to be a champion. I will only gain the confidence of the fans by winning and playing well," Ronaldinho told reporters at his unveiling.

"I returned to Brazil to win titles and now I have another chance. I'm focused on that and just want to be champion with Atl├ętico in these six months of employment. What happened with Flamengo is in the past. Now it's a new phase in my career and my future is with Atletico."


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