Cristiano Ronaldo is looking at joining Atletico Madrid of Spain after convincing Diego Simeone to sign him as per shocking rumors.
The 37-year-old would like to play Champions League football this summer by leaving Manchester United.
And after Bayern Munich turned down the chance to sign the talented forward, it appears he has found a suitor in Atletico Madrid.
Diario AS, a Spanish publication, claims that Ronaldo persuaded Simeone to sign him during the transfer window.
According to the report, the player’s representatives spoke with the Argentine manager and convinced him to bring Ronaldo back to La Liga.
Given Ronaldo’s illustrious tenure at rivals Real Madrid, the trade would be shocking if it were to happen.
During his extraordinarily productive tenure at the club, Ronaldo scored 450 goals and defeated Atletico Madrid in not one, but two Champions League finals, making him a despised figure in the red and white side of Madrid.
But in a remarkable change of events, he might soon call the Metropolitano Stadium home.
However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner dispelled the rumor on social media, calling the information “false” and denying any connection to his local team.
Ronaldo has one more year left on his current contract but has not yet reported for preseason workouts.
He did not participate in the club’s Australian trip as he plans the next step in his illustrious career.
Last season, Ronaldo had another productive season, scoring 24 goals across all competitions which only helped Manchester United to qualify for Europa League football.
How many times has Cristiano Ronaldo faced Atlético?
Cristiano Ronaldo faced Atletico Madrid 35 times. The number of times the Portugal international faced Atletico in his club career are more than any other opponent, and he has scored an incredible 25 goals against them. Most of these games came during Ronaldo’s trophy-filled spell at Real Madrid.
How many goals does Ronaldo have against Atlético de Madrid?
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 25 goals in 36 career matches against Atlético Madrid. This total includes four hat tricks.
Who scored the most against Atlético Madrid?
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 4 (FOUR) hat-tricks against Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid, making him the only player to accomplish such a feat.
Has Cristiano Ronaldo ever lost to Atlético?
Ronaldo’s club has eliminated Atlético from five of its last seven Champions League knockout round outings while playing for Real Madrid and later for Juventus.