CRISTIANO RONALDO could be on his way to Atletico Madrid in the surprise transfer of the summer.
Diego Simeone is reported to be extremely keen on the Real Madrid legend, 37, seeing him as the ideal man to pop up with crucial goals as Luis Suarez did in his two years at the Wanda Metropolitano.Cristiano Ronaldo is wanted by Atletico Madrid – but Atleti’s fans may not all be happy at that idea[/caption] The Real Madrid legend has a long history of scoring against Atletico[/caption] He has a controversial history against his former rivals[/caption]
And Ronaldo himself is ready to slash his wages to push the move through.
But there could yet be another obstacle to the five-time Champions League winner’s return to the Spanish capital… the fans.
Supporter Jonatan Fernandez told SunSport: “Cristiano Ronaldo cannot wear the Atletico Madrid shirt. It’s as simple as that.
“A player who disrespected and laughed at the entire fanbase.
“A player who was the eternal enemy’s star striker for years, getting involved in numerous clashes with our club’s most loved players.
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“Cristiano Ronaldo is the complete opposite of Atletico de Madrid’s philosophy.”
Jonatan added that even if Ronaldo did bring success to the club, the signing wouldn’t have been worth it.
He said: “Sportingly speaking? He would bring a lot of goals. Nobody doubts that.
“But in my opinion, winning isn’t everything.”
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Ronaldo’s run-ins with Atleti have been the stuff of legend at 14-time European champions Real Madrid, who knocked their city rivals out of four consecutive Champions Leagues between 2013 and 2017.
He has played Diego Simeone’s men in six Champions League knockout ties with Real, Juventus and Manchester United, knocking them out of five and coming out on the losing side in just one – with United last season.
Most famously, he held up five fingers to remind the Atletico Madrid fans how many Champions League titles he had won after Juventus were beaten 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Then in the return match, he netted a hat-trick to send Juve through 3-0 on aggregate before performing an X-rated gesture to Simeone at the final whistle.