​One of the ​beautiful game's greatest sons, Ronaldinho is 'in talks' to make a sensational return to football, 18 months after announcing his retirement.

The 39-year-old, who last played for Brazilian side Fluminense, is reported to be in discussions with Maltese Premier League side Birkirkara FC about a move, as reported by the Times Of Malta.

Moreover, Birkirkara's Technical Director Michael Valenzia has confirmed that "talks are ongoing" about a potential deal.

"I can confirm that there exists the possibility that Birkirkara FC could sign Ronaldinho," he said. 

Valenzia continued, "There is nothing yet concluded but talks are ongoing and one has to be patient and see how things evolve."

The possible transfer came up when the club spoke to a foreign company who are interested in sponsoring the club.

"At the moment we are in talks with foreign investors who are ready to act as sponsors to our club and during negotiations it came out that some of the persons involved have a connection with Ronaldinho's entourage." Valenzia told Times Of Malta.

He further stated, "Ronaldinho's people are interested in seeing the player joining a small club and are keen to promote this deal. Surely, such a transfer would give our club a massive lift not only from a playing aspect but also from a marketing point of view as Ronaldinho is among the top 20 players in the history of football."

He continued, "But we need to be patient as negotiations are quite complex with many aspects such as image rights being discussed so we just have to wait and see."

The ​Barcelona legend announced his retirement from the professional game after his agent and brother Roberto de Assis Moreira broke the news back in January 2018.

While it is obvious Ronaldinho won't be able to recreate the magic he did in his prime, there is no doubt that fans will be happy seeing the ever-smiling footballing legend doing what he was born to do with the ball at his feet.