Reports have emerged that the players are willing to offer their services for the club as it looks to rebuild the team. Brazilian publication Globo Esporte contacted Ronaldinho’s manager and brother Roberto Assis to find out more about the ex-Barcelona player’s return to Brazilian club football.
”It is a very difficult time,” Assis toldGlobo Esporte. ”Later on, if there is a contact, we can talk.”
He also added, ”I can only say that we are here and we want to help.
”He (Ronaldinho) fits the profile, can be the right guy. But the moment is to help families and it would be (wrong) to create expectations for now. As Brazilians, we feel involved. We are together.”
On Monday, 28 November, the LAMIA 2933 underwent electrical failure and had to crash land on a mountain in Medellin. The Brazilian club was on the way to crowning a fairytale year at the Copa Sudamericana final against Medellin side Atletico Nacional, when the incident occurred.
Chapecoense’s best-known player was Cleber Santana, a midfielder whose best years were spent in Spain with Atletico Madrid and Mallorca.