Cristiano Ronaldo is desperate to win the Champions League and wants to join Atletico Madrid this summer… but their fans are reluctant to welcome someone who taunted them and inflicted pain on them for nine seasons while at home bitter rivals, Real
- Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join Atletico Madrid during the transfer window
- But, the Spanish giants would need to sell a great player to make that happen
- Even then, fans would still need to be won over after his time at Real Madrid
- Ronaldo wants to join a club with a chance to win the Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to join Atletico Madrid, but the club would have to sell a great player to make it happen, and even then the fans would have to be won over by someone who made them suffer for nine seasons in a shirt. Real Madrid.
Ronaldo is desperate enough to join a club with a chance of winning the Champions League that he would lower Atletico’s wage demands, but despite claims his move to Madrid would boost the club’s merchandising revenue, too many fans from Atleti are against making this clear. cut certainty.
Not only has Ronaldo scored more goals against Atletico than almost any other team in Spain, but he hasn’t always been kind to neighbors Real Madrid. In 2019, after facing them as a Juventus player, he signaled that he had won five Champions Leagues and the club had won none, as he helped the Italian side eliminate Diego Simeone’s team.
Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to join Atletico Madrid during the summer transfer window
Ronaldo also taunted Simeone by mimicking the crotch-grabbing goal celebration that the Argentine coach used in the first leg. Simeone is unlikely to be put off by this but the fans, who had mocked Ronaldo throughout both legs, did not forget his ‘you never won anything’ jibe.
“Why do we want him now when he’s not at his best anymore, and when he was at his best he disrespected us,” was the typical opinion of many fans. Ronaldo is desperate to win the Champions League again, but his discovery that Atleti had never won makes it difficult for him to join the club.
Ronaldo has broken the records for most goals and most performances in the Champions League, but that’s not enough for him. He wants to set the bar so high that his best results will remain unmatched for years to come.
But, Diego Simeone would have to sell all his great players to be able to sign Ronaldo
Ronaldo also reportedly needs to win over Atletico fans after playing for Real Madrid
He is 15 goals clear of Lionel Messi in Champions League goals and six ahead of Iker Casillas in terms of games played. He has to be in the competition to keep racking up the numbers. He knows it, as does his agent Jorge Mendes.
At first, Ronaldo’s super agent targeted top teams in Europe. But slowly but surely, Real Madrid Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Barcelona started to distance themselves from his signing.
He’s 37 and although his personal numbers last season were good, Manchester United haven’t thrived with him in the lead. The appeal has faded as long as his incredible professionalism means he remains a supreme athlete and goalscorer.
managed Ronaldo to score 451 times in 438 competitive appearances for Real Madrid
The Portugal international has featured against Atletico Madrid more times than any other opponent in his club career, scoring a remarkable 25 goals against them.
So now the clubs he’s being pushed to are in a category just below Bayern and Madrid. Atletico Madrid are not well placed to invest this summer. They have just signed a new 10-year sponsorship deal which means their stadium will now be called Civitas Metropolitano.
They also unveiled plans for a new training ground. But they admitted they had to sell before the end of their financial year to avoid closing with losses.
It’s an open secret that Alvaro Morata isn’t the striker of choice for Simeone. If the former Chelsea striker were to move on this summer, it could pave the way for Atletico to register Ronaldo, but it would still leave them with the task of persuading fans that the Portuguese’s goal would spur them on. swallow their pride.
He also registered nine assists against the Spanish side and picked up 11 yellow cards.
Moreover, every Champions League knockout game that Atletico Madrid lost between 2014 and 2019 was at the hands of a team containing Cristiano.
Mendes has excellent relations with Atlético. He moved Joao Felix there for a club record fee and brought Jan Oblak and Thomas Lemar to the club.
If anyone can move Ronaldo to his former club’s rivals, it’s Mendes. But Atletico fans are not easily swayed. They were late in welcoming Antoine Griezmann last season after he left them for Barcelona.
If Ronaldo was their ticket to another Champions League final, tempers might be easier to change. But he hasn’t reached the European Cup final since leaving Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid fans don’t really believe he would make a difference. He was once a guarantee of trophies – but when he was, he beat them in the final and denied them silverware.
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