Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly pushed for a possible move to Atletico Madrid, MySportDab reports.
The former Real Madrid and Juventus star is said to have convinced Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone to sign him.
It has been confirmed that his representatives have met with Diego Simeone to broker a deal with the Ballon d ‘Or winner.
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly set to join Atletico Madrid as he 'convinces' Diego Simeone to sign him ✍️ pic.twitter.com/0FGhls3IS5
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) July 18, 2022
Ronaldo has told Man United of his desire to leave Old Trafford if a good offer is made for him from any club.
The lack of Champions League football for Manchester United next season has been the reason behind Ronaldo’s desire to leave the club.
United finished in the 6th position last season with Ronaldo scoring 24 goals in all competitions.
He has been linked to many top clubs in Europe including an enticing offer from Asia.
Atletico Madrid has been on of the clubs linked to the 37-year-old.
His representatives led by Jorge Mendes have reportedly met with Diego Simeone to broker a deal for the Portugal international.
🗞 Cristiano Ronaldo's name has been at the table of Atletico Madrid in recent weeks at the instigation of Jorge Mendes. However, Atletico insist a move is not economically viable everytime his name comes to the fore. [@medinamarca]
— Utd District (@UtdDistrict) July 18, 2022
Diego Simeone is said to be one of the coaches with much respect for Ronaldo.
He has always describe the Man United legend as a star and great player to work with.
However, as at the time filing this report, it appears that the Spanish giant may not likely sign the player.
According to Atletico Universe, signing Ronaldo by Atletico Madrid may not be a viable option for the club
🚨| Atlético Madrid CANNOT afford to sign Cristiano Ronaldo RIGHT NOW.
The club needs to make €40m in sales and it would have to be even more for Ronaldo. Also, the exit operations are very 'stuck' in the Metropolitano offices.[🎖: @Manu_Sainz & @AS_JesusColino, @diarioas]
— Atletico Universe (@atletiuniverse) July 18, 2022
Ronaldo is currently out of United squad for the pre-season tour. His absence has been linked to family issues.
Although netting 24 times for the Red Devils last season, his second spell at Man United has been far from success.