QPR linked with stunning swoop for Ballon d’Or winner

QPR have emerged as shock candidates to snap up former world superstar Ronaldinho, according to reports from Globo Esporte.

The 34-year-old Brazilian trickster is currently without a club after being released by Atletico Mineiro, and is rumoured to be ready to look away from his homeland as he plots his next move.

The Super Hoops are a side on his radar, with friend and former international colleague Julio Cesar currently at Loftus Road.

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Although the former Barcelona star has had a troubled time of it in recent memory, his talents may be enough to tempt Harry Redknapp.

The R’s chief is known to be on the lookout for attacking talent as he plots to keep his side in the Premier League, and a blockbuster name like Ronaldinho could be too good to pass on.

The classy forward has plenty of miles on the clock, but according to his brother Roberto Assis he has another eight years in him:

“He plays up to 42 and the future we will reveal to you on Wednesday.”

Ronaldinho is understood to have option available to him, with Brazilian side Fuminense, Turkish giants Besiktas and Argentines Boca Junior all thought to be keen.

The 2005 Ballon d’Or winner could also link up with Frank Lampard and David Villa and New York City FC.