Despite the uncertainty of Ronaldo's permanence with Corinthians in 2010, he
hinted on Sunday that he would like to stay on board.
Citing Corinthians' already guaranteed participation in the 2010
Libertadores Cup plus the team's historic centennial anniversary, the star
striker said that it would be an exciting year.
"Next year is going to be historic, independent of any titles won. It will
be the team's centennial year, marking an important date for the club. Also,
it would be fantastic to play in the Libertadores Cup and possibly win it.
Also, staying in Brazil will keep me closer to Dunga and the national team.
Playing for a big team like Corinthians will keep me in the spotlight and
increase my chances of returning to the national team," said Ronaldo.
Corinthians and Ronaldo have yet to iron out the details regarding the
player's stay for 2010. It would offer the striker a sure way of keeping in
shape for his goal of playing in the 2010 World Cup.
Regarding his return to the field, Ronaldo said he will need another 20days
to fully recover from his left hand surgery and liposuction. This makes his
expected return to be against Coritibaon September 12 or against Goias on