Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly set to stun the football fraternity by securing a shock transfer to Atletico Madrid this summer, reports from Spain have revealed. The 37-year-forward is said to be keen on returning to the Spanish capital as he remains desperate to secure a move away from Manchester United.
Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has been roaming the whole of Europe in an attempt to secure his biggest client a move out of Old Trafford. Having had a season to forget in which the Red Devils missed out on winning any trophy as well as qualification for Champions League football, the club’s top goalscorer has decided to look elsewhere. Within the period, he has been offered to almost all the top European clubs namely Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, as well as Juventus. However, none of the sides has shown genuine interest in recruiting the forward. as a result,
Still, optimism remains in the camp of Ronaldo and recent reports emanating from Spain suggest that he could be on his way back to the La Liga. Having already sealed his Real Madrid legacy in the eight seasons he spent at the club, the Manchester United superstar has been tipped to make a controversial move to cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid in his quest to play at the highest level of the sport.
However, a deal won’t be easy because of Ronaldo’s difficult past with Atletico fans due to his success at Real Madrid and his prior gestures to fans. Still, he is said to inclining towards making a contentious move this summer in order to rejoin the Champions League. According to El Laguero, Jorge Mendes is optimistic that a deal can be done, although Los Rojiblancos will be required to sell a few players to be in good standing for the Portugues star’s recruitment.
Matheus Cunha and Alvaro Morata have been identified as the pair that could most likely be sold to make room for the prospective arrival of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. Also, the player is said to be willing to lower his wages in order to move to La Liga. In the meantime, Atletico has distanced itself from the player due to his wage demands ahead of a possible move. The club’s president Enrique Cerezo insists that they already have a “wonderful squad” amid rumors linking them with Cristiano Ronaldo on the side.