Son of club legend Ronaldinho training with Barcelona

The son of former Barcelona star Ronaldinho is currently enjoying a training period with the Spanish giants, according to reports.

Ronaldinho, of course, is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the storied history of Barcelona.

Across five seasons on the books at the Camp Nou, the Brazilian racked up a pair of La Liga titles, to go along with a Spanish Super Cup, the Champions League, and a Ballon d’Or crown.

Could his son, though, one day go emulate his father in pulling on the famed colours of the Blaugrana?

According to a host of sources across Spain, Joao Mendes de Assis Moreira, who will turn 18 next month, is currently training alongside Barca’s U19s.

This comes after the gifted youngster came to the decision to terminate his contract with Brazilian giants Cruzeiro.

The precise reasoning behind Mendes’ move to Spain, however, is currently unclear.

Some outlets have pointed towards a trial stint with Barcelona, whilst others have gone as far as to suggest that a deal between the two parties is imminent.

The generally reliable Albert Roge of Relevo, though, has insisted that, in fact, Mendes is not on trial, but simply afforded time to make use of the training facilities in Catalunya owing to his free agent status.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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