Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Brazil: Corinthians Set To Unveil Ronaldo On Friday

Corinthians are but a signed contract away from completing their extraordinary swoop for the Fenômeno, Ronaldo, with the three time world player of the year set to put pen to paper on Friday.

Reports yesterday suggested that Ronaldo, 32, would sign his one-year contract with the Timão on Wednesday, but those reports appear to have been wide of the mark.

His agent Fabiano Farah instead confirmed that the papers are likely to be signed on Friday - the day of his unveiling.

"Nothing has been signed as of yet, but the agreement is definitely in place," Farah told reporters.

"We will send back the draft contract to Corinthians with some revisions tomorrow (Thursday). The contract will be signed in São Paulo, probably on Friday."

As the news broke of Ronaldo's impending move to Corinthians, Flamengo supporters demonstrated their anger at his apparent snub of the club he claimed to have held a deep affinity for since his formative years.

Prominent Flamengo supporter Jose Carlos Peruano summarised the feelings of many Rubro-Negro fans in an interview with Globoesporte on Tuesday.

"It can no longer be said that Ronaldo is a fan of Flamengo. He will never be welcome here again," he explained angrily.

"Football is a big lie and this player has proven it," he added, as members of the 'Ronaldo Stay' campaign planned to meet on Wednesday to burn images of their former hero.

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