La Liga club ‘on the prowl’ as Man Utd star is ‘seduced’ by another manager

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Man Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo prepares to take a throw-in as Diego Simeone shouts instructions to his players Credit: PA Images
Man Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo prepares to take a throw-in as Diego Simeone shouts instructions to his players Credit: PA Images

Man Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo likes the idea of playing for Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone next season, according to reports in Spain.

There have been widespread reports that Ronaldo intends to leave the Red Devils this summer and has asked the club’s hierarchy to accept any ‘satisfactory offers’ for him.

Ronaldo is keen to carry on playing in the Champions League next season after missing out on qualification with Man Utd – who finished sixth in the Premier League – last campaign, while he hasn’t been impressed by the club’s work in the transfer market to date.

Time for Cristiano Ronaldo to dig for humility and consider Manchester United return

The Portugal international is missing the club’s pre-season tour due to ‘family reasons’ and it is currently unclear when he will return to training.

There has been interest from Chelsea but they have decided not to make an offer, while an unnamed Saudi Arabian club have reportedly made a £2m-a-week offer to Ronaldo.

And now Spanish newspaper AS (via Sport Witness) claims that Atletico Madrid are showing an interest in Ronaldo this summer with ‘some contact’ from the La Liga outfit.

It is understood that Ronaldo continues to ‘stands firm’ on his stance that he wants a move away from Man Utd this summer – but a move to Atletico could take time with the Spanish giants needing to move players on first.

The report adds that the Man Utd star ‘looks favourably’ on a move to Atletico and that he has been ‘seduced’ by the prospect of playing under Simeone next campaign.

Sport Witness translate the end of the report from AS, which reads:

‘Cristiano wants to leave Manchester United. Time is running and, as the days go by, the rumours about the star’s future are increasing. At the moment, the only sure thing is that he is still a United player, but it is not unreasonable to believe in a possible return of Cristiano to the Spanish League.

‘His club, for now, does not see it that way, but the player presses and Atleti, on the prowl, hopes that there will be movements at Old Trafford.’

 

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