Wollongong Wolves offer A-League trial to Ronaldinho

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The 36-year-old former Barcelona forward, who last turned out for Fuminense in 2015, is reportedly keen on continuing his career when the Australian A-League kicks off in October.

Though the semi-professional club cannot afford to sign Ronaldinho on a permanent basis, the club director confirms an invite has been sent for him to play in their FFA Cup clash against Sydney FC on August 10, which would provide a platform to impress potential suitors in the professional league.

"We can confirm we have put in an offer [for Ronaldinho]," Merola told Outside90.

"We know he is interested in coming to the A-League as a marquee player, and we are willing to put him on a platform to show his wares.

"Deadline for a response is tomorrow [Friday]. Fingers crossed, it would be a big coup for Wollongong!"

A former World Cup and Copa America winner with the Selecao, Ronaldinho also featured in the inaugural Indian Premier Futsal League last month.