Ronaldinho heading Down Under?

Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldinho could be the next big name heading to the A-League, according to player agent Lou Sticca.

Sticca, who helped mastermind Alessandro Del Piero’s shock move to Sydney FC, said some clubs had made tentative steps to bring the superstar Down Under.

Ronaldinho, 34, announced an amicable split with Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro overnight and is already on the radar of Argentina powerhouse Boca Juniors.

The former Barcelona and AC Milan midfielder is also attracting interest from the MLS but Sticca believes the Australian lifestyle could prove a major selling point for the A-League.

“Some calls have already been made and now it’s up to A-League clubs to make a play for him,” he told Fox Sports.

“Anything’s possible and he’s exactly the sort we should be bringing here.”

He added: “It would be a new frontier, he’d love lifestyle and the way fans would respect him.

“He’s globally recognisable and an entertainer.”

Sydney has been in the market for an international attacker while Melbourne City - backed by the deep pockets of the City Football Group - are still in the hunt for a marquee.

Ronaldinho is expected to reveal his long-term plans later in the week but according to his agent and brother Roberto de Assis retirement is a long way off.

“He will play until he's 42,” De Assis told Globo Esporte website.

Atletico Mineiro coach Levir Culpi described the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year as an "idol" and "very charismatic person" but told SporTV it was time for the club to move on without him.

Ronaldinho has failed to figure prominently for the club in recent times due to injury and poor form.

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