Lionel Messi is preparing to place up £3.25 million to assist release Ronaldinho from Paraguayan jail.
Lionel Messi is preparing to place up £3.25 million to assist release Ronaldinho from Paraguayan jail following news of the Brazilian’s arrest last week, according to reports.
The Brazilian World Cup winner, 39, was arrested just over a week ago after allegedly entering Paraguay with a fake passport.
Ronaldinho has been warned that he could face up to 6 months in jail for using the alleged dodgy documents. But 90Min claim that Messi plans to assist his old Barcelona team-mate by hiring four top lawyers to take on his case.
It is reported that it’ll cost Argentina ace up to £3.25million in legal fees.
Ronaldinho was one among the simplest players within the world when Messi emerged through the youth ranks at Barcelona.
The Brazilian famously took the then youngster under his wing and laid the foundation for his development, which successively led to a friendship that remains to the present day.