Cristiano Ronaldo (37) faces an uncertain time. He was previously linked with Spain’s Atletico Madrid – but now the club’s fan group is working hard against the Manchester United striker.
Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes arrived, on Tuesday evening, at the Manchester United training facility to hold talks with coach Eric Ten Hag about his future at the club.
Until then, Ronaldo did not participate in United’s pre-season due to “personal reasons”, and rumors about the Portuguese’s future at the club have been circulating in recent weeks. Atlético Madrid is among the teams mentioned as a possible new team for Ronaldo.
Spanish club president Enrique Cerezo refused on Wednesday.
– I do not know who invented the story of Cristiano, but it is practically impossible for him to come here, Cerzo told the Spanish press according to dem.
Now the official Atletico fan group will come out against the former Real Madrid player. on me website They published a public statement on behalf of supporters.
“Ronaldo represents the opposite of what constitutes Atletico’s identity, such as effort, generosity and humility. Even if a player like Cristiano Ronaldo might get a title, we would not accept his signature.”
“We ask the club to reject his possible transfer, if it is considered,” the publication concludes.
Alexander Larsen is in charge of the Norwegian club Atlético de Madrid supporters. He has no doubts what he thinks about the Ronaldo-Atletico combination.
It would be a major catastrophe and the biggest mistake made during Diego Simeone’s time. Mathematically, I don’t think it’s an enhancement either, he points out VG and continues:
I think it will cause major problems in many areas. Sports, but not least also non-sports. This is definitely something I imagine could swear fans violently, which of course isn’t a good thing at all.
In July, The Times claimed that Ronaldo wanted to leave the club, just a year after his return. Manchester United had a poor season in 2021/22, finishing sixth in the Premier League and thus ineligible to play the Champions League this season.
British Daily Mail Reports that the attacking player has requested the termination of his contract with Manchester FC.
Ronaldo has one year left on his contract with United. Last summer, he returned to the club, 12 years after leaving it for Real Madrid.
The 37-year-old scored 24 goals in 38 games in all competitions for Manchester United last season.
note! Manchester United and Atletico Madrid meet on Saturday in a training match at the Olival Stadium in Oslo. The match starts at 1.45pm and, according to the Daily Mail, will likely go on without Ronaldo.
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