Atlético would be very interested in Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Simeone would have given the green light for Atleti to explore this track according to the Spanish press.
According to the Spanish press, Cristiano Ronaldo is in the sights of Diego Simeone and Atlético de Madrid, four years after leaving the rival merengue. As a reminder, the Portuguese striker is more than ever on the start, one year from the end of his contract with Manchester United.
Weeks pass and Cristiano Ronaldo is still a Manchester United player. However, the rumors of departure do not budge since it is the turn of Atlético de Madrid to be quoted by AS to welcome the Portuguese striker, confirming information released by ESPN last week. The arrival of the player would have been validated by the colchonero coach Diego Simeone.
Ronaldo leaving to join Atlético
For his part, the Portuguese striker would be interested in joining Atlético, despite his history with rivals Real Madrid (450 goals in 438 games between 2009 and 2018), considering the team as competitive and always hungry for trophies. But a brake prevents for the moment a transfer: the club must first degrease, while its finances are in the red and that it has already attracted Axel Witsel .
Since his arrival in Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo has often shone against the Colchoneros, scoring 25 goals in 37 games against this opponent including one in the 2014 Champions League final without forgetting a decisive shot on goal in 2016 but also hat-tricks in the semi-finals in 2017 or in the round of 16 in 2019 with Juventus. However, he fell to Madrid at this stage of the competition with Manchester United last season.
Yet another track for CR7
The Portuguese center-forward has already been associated with a multitude of major European clubs in recent weeks (PSG, FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Naples, Chelsea or a Saudi club). As a reminder, his moods in the locker room as well as the prospect of a season without the Champions League pushes him to leave, just one year after his comeback. He did not follow his team on a pre-season tour in Asia, officially for family reasons.