UK time is: 05:31:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

We Could Have Signed Ronaldinho

Five years ago, Arsene Wenger met with the agent of a young player who had seemingly endless talent, with a view to sign the young man, however, with the player not having yet played for his country, he could not obtain a work permit and therefore unable to sign for the Gunners.

Five years later, that player was awarded the World Player of the Year award for the second season running.

Ronaldinho.

With all this in mind, AW has spoken about his desire to have in place a quota system rather than the work permit.

'We could have got Ronaldinho before he went to PSG,'

'I met his brother, who is his agent, a long, long time before he went to PSG - when he was 20 - but we just could not get him to England because of the rules here.

'Basically, what the rule does is force you to wait to buy the player but, by then, you cannot afford him anymore.

'He had not played enough games for Brazil to get a work permit over here.

'It's a rule I don't like and it's why I think we should have a quota system instead, where the club chooses the age and nationality of the player, and you are allowed a certain number of them.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday December 29 2005

Time: 1:15PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Naijagunner 4
2. Chippy Brady 4
3. prits 1
4. Gooner_Vin 1
5. elbondo 1
6. Amos. 1
7. Sajit 0

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Arsenal 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Burnley 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Chelsea 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Everton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Hull City 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Breaking League News

Corinthians Striker On The Radar?
Sunderland : 01/08/2014 23:18:00
Oh The Irony Pardew
Newcastle : 01/08/2014 22:54:00
Striker Due In But Not The One We Want
Newcastle : 01/08/2014 22:24:00
Grenier Agent Stirs The Pot
Newcastle : 01/08/2014 22:03:00
Emirates Cup Preview
Arsenal : 01/08/2014 19:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which area does Arsene need to strengthen next?
Suggested By:  
Keeper 6%
Full back 5%
Defensive Midfield 68%
Wingers 3%
Striker 18%