João Mendes

Ronaldinho’s son to join Barcelona, Laporta confirms

Current La Liga leaders Barcelona’s president Joan Laporta has confirmed that former Brazilian legend Ronaldinho’s son Joao Mendes will be joining the club soon following a successful trial.

Former Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldinho enjoyed a successful five-year spell with Barcelona between 2003 and 2008, helping the Catalan giants win two La Liga titles and the Champions League.

Ronaldinho’s son Joao Mendes, who earlier used to ply his trade for Corinthians, is set to follow in his father’s footsteps and join the Catalan giants. Barcelona president Joan Laporta confirmed the news saying, “He’s very young and he’s training with us, but we will give him a contract. There are a few things to finalise, but we are very happy with him.”

He further added, “The pressure on the boy is great, because Ronaldinho has been one of the best in history. The son has pressure, but it’s the job of our coaches to develop his skills.”

Let’s see if Ronaldinho’s son is able to reach the heights of success his father did in the football world.