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18th Jul 2022

Atletico Madrid interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Man United

Robert Redmond

Atletico Madrid are said to be interested in signing Ronaldo

Atletico Madrid could provide Cristiano Ronaldo with an escape route from Manchester United, according to reports.

Ronaldo has made it clear that he wants to leave Old Trafford this summer, as he wants to play in the Champions League, but his options appear limited.

Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have all distanced themselves from a potential transfer. Atletico, however, could be an option for the Portugal captain.

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid linked with move for Cristiano Ronaldo

The Madrid club are ‘monitoring Ronaldo’s situation’, according to ESPN.

While, according to reports in Spain, Diego Simone is a big fan of the Man United star, and the Atletico manager is exploring the option of signing him.

Simeone feels that Ronaldo could have a similar impact at the club as Luis Suarez did when he the club joined from Barcelona in 2020, according to Spanish media outlet AS. Suarez scored 21 goals that season as Atletico won La Liga.

Despite his connection with Real Madrid, Ronaldo is also said to be open to the move, as it would allow him to play in the Champions League and compete for trophies.

Atletico, however, would need to sell players before they can complete the deal.

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer Atletico Madrid

Ronaldo joining Atletico would make sense for all parties

Ronaldo played 438 times for Real Madrid and scored 450 goals for Atletico’s city rivals between 2009 and 2018. Yet, a move to Atletico would arguably make the most sense for Ronaldo at this point of his career.

Atletico can offer him Champions League football and the prospect of a title challenge. Simeone is also unlikely to demand that the 37-year-old presses high, as Atletico play predominately on the counter-attack.

United have stated that they do not want to sell the player, who has one year left on his contract at Old Trafford.

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