Cristiano Ronaldo‘s son has perhaps provided a significant hint about the Portuguese forward’s future.
The striker made an unexpected request to leave Manchester United earlier this summer, citing the club’s lack of Champions League plays as a major factor for his desire to depart Old Trafford.
Since then, a number of clubs have been linked with a move for Ronaldo. Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and Paris Saint-Germain were among those rumored to be considering a summer swoop for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. The latest club linked with his services is surprisingly Atletico Madrid. Reports in Spain suggest that Diego Simeone is hoping to replicate Los Rojiblancos’ previous success of signing a veteran forward in former Liverpool frontman Luis Suarez.
However, Ronaldo’s youngest son Mateo appears to have dropped a huge hint over a potential move to the Santiago Bernabeu, rather than Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano. In a video shared by TikTok user @Morong10, all of Ronaldo’s children accompanied long-term partner Georgina Rodriguez in attending a Rosalia concert at the WiZink Center in Madrid.
Mateo’s attire stirred intrigue, with the youngster electing to don a Real Madrid jersey for the concert. Of course, Ronaldo enjoyed a hugely successful nine years with the Spanish giants.
He made 436 appearances for Los Blancos across nine seasons, scoring 446 goals and helping the club to four Champions League crowns, as well as two La Liga titles.
The 37-year-old has regularly expressed his affection for Real Madrid, having previously claimed that he misses the Spanish capital more than Manchester. Speaking in 2019, while a Juventus player, he said: “Madrid is a city that marked me a lot, not only on football but also on a personal level. It was the club that marked me. I have played nine years at Real Madrid and that is why I have a very special love for Madrid.”