- Atletico Madrid fans expressed their distaste at the prospect of the La Liga club trying to sign Cristiano Ronaldo
- Ronaldo has not returned to preseason training with Manchester United amid reports he is trying to force a move to leave the club this summer
- Atletico Madrid has been touted as the next possible destination for Ronaldo, with Diego Simeone looking to bolster his attacking options
Atletico Madrid fans have strongly made their feelings clear on the potential signing of Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has been heavily linked with the Rojiblancos in recent days as the 37-year-old tries to force a move away from Manchester United this summer.
But a large section of their fans have voiced their displeasure at their club and have started a campaign against his signature.
The fans unveiled a large sign during their side’s pre-season friendly game against Numancia on Wednesday which stated: “CR7 not welcome.”
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Not just that but their fan group also released a statement on the Ronaldo rumors, saying:
“Even in the highly unlikely hypothetical case that a player in steep decline such as Cristiano Ronaldo could guarantee us a trophy, we wouldn't accept his signing.
“The sense of being a part of our Atlético feeling isn't within his reach, unfortunately for him, and as such he could never receive our affection or recognition
“As such, we ask the club to reject his possible signing, if it has indeed been considered at any time.”
Atletico’s president has already clarified that they are not looking to sign Ronaldo. The 37-year-old is currently in Manchester and has started training with United as he awaits his future to be resolved.
Manchester United will only allow Cristiano Ronaldo to leave on loan
Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Atletico Madrid under threat as fans take a drastic step to prevent the transfer
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Cristiano Ronaldo could get his wish of leaving Manchester United this summer but on one stringent condition.
According to Sky Sports, the Red Devils will only allow the Portugal international to leave Old Trafford on loan if they fail to convince him to stay with the team this season.
Ronaldo finished last season as Manchester United’s top scorer with 24 goals in all competitions but wants a new challenge following the Red Devils’ failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.