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27th Jul 2022

Atletico Madrid ultras release statement telling club not to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

Callum Boyle

Atletico Madrid fans do not want Ronaldo at their club

The ultras of Atletico Madrid have told their club not to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United as the Portugal international continues to search for a way out.

Ronaldo has reiterated his desire to leave Old Trafford after their failure to secure Champions League football and retuned to the training ground on Tuesday for showdown talks with the club.

Despite their best efforts, United couldn’t convince Ronaldo to stay and the 37-year-old hasn’t been short of clubs linked with making a move for him.

The likes of Bayern Munich and Chelsea have been reported as potential destinations in the past, but LaLiga giants Atletico Madrid have also been heavily linked.

However on Wednesday, Atletico’s club president Enrique Cerezo ruled out any chance of a move. Talking to radio in Spain (via the Daily Mail), Cerezo said: “I don’t know who invented this story about Cristiano Ronaldo to Atletico Madrid.

“It’s not true. It’s practically impossible for him to come to Atletico Madrid.”

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Atletico fans release statement on the rumours of Ronaldo to Atleti

Fans of Atletico have also been keen to voice their concerns about a move for the Real Madrid man and the club’s ultras group: Union ATM, released a statement calling for the club not to sign him.

It said: “Given the possibility that the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo is more than just a rumour we express our absolute rejection of any hypothetical incorporation into our club.

“The aforementioned player represents the antithesis of the values that are the hallmarks of our Atleti, such as effort, generosity, simplicity and humility.

“Even in the unlikely event that a player in steep decline such as Cristiano Ronaldo could secure a title; we would not accept his signing.

“The sense of belonging to our Atletico is not something that is within his reach, to his misfortune, so he could never achieve our affection or recognition.

“Therefore, we ask the club to reject his possible signing, if he has ever been considered.”

Fans were also spotted with a banner during their pre-season game against Numancia on Wednesday night which read: “CR7 not welcome.”

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