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Ronaldinho Not a Fit for Chelsea or Premier League

deorte 3 3 10 06 Ronaldinho Not a Fit for Chelsea or Premier League
The Daily Telegraph has the scoop that Ronaldinho’s agent is in talks with Chelsea about a possible move to England for the world’s most popular Brazilian.

While he undoubtedly is one of the most skillful players on the planet, the chances of him flourishing in the Premier League are slim. We’ve seen time and time again how he has difficulty dealing with the more physical nature of the game (especially in international matches like last summer’s World Cup) so much so that he often fades away in games.

Bring him out for Champions League matches, sure, and he’ll shine. But why pay so much for one player if he would only play every two weeks or so?

Chelsea’s move for Ronaldinho is a win-win. If they fail to get him, Chelsea fans will be impressed that the club are trying to make massive transfer signings, while Roman Abramovich’s value in the eyes of fans will have risen. If they get the Brazilian starlet, then merchandise sales around the world would go through the roof overnight. Imagine how many kits Chelsea could sell with Ronaldinho’s name imprinted on the back.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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