After everything Ronaldinho did for Barcelona, his son will have a chance to shine at the Camp Nou.
Ronaldinho, now retired, remains Barcelona’s ambassador despite his previous legal troubles.
Joao Mendes, 17, is now ready to follow in his father’s footsteps after terminating his contract with Brazilian club Cruzeiro.
According to SPORT in Spain, Barcelona will launch preparing the contract for Joao Mendes.
The son of Barcelona and Ronaldinho
The Barcelona hierarchy is already in Saudi Arabia for the Spanish Super Cup.
However, Joao Mendes has been training with Barcelona Juvenil for a few days.
It is expected that by signing for the Barcelona youth squad, he will be promoted to Team B next season.
He will then occasionally train with the first team led by a former teammate of his father Xavi Hernández and continue on his way to becoming a professional.
During his five years at Barcelona, Ronaldinho won the hearts of soccer fans around the world by lifting major trophies such as La Liga and the Champions League.
He was also voted the winner of the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA Best Player award. Ronaldinho has not yet made an official announcement about the news linking his son to Barcelona.
Ronaldinho and Barcelona president Joan Laporta are reportedly working out more details of the deal.