Madrid fans say 'CR7 not welcome' as rumours of club signing Ronaldo rife


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The future of Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo remains shrouded in mystery despite him joining the Manchester United FC for pre-season training. Former Real Madrid talisman remains adamant that he needed a move from Manchester but struggles to find a potential suitor.

It seems highly unlikely that Ronaldo will entertain a move to clubs in the MLS or the Middle East but instead be looking to force a move to Bayern Munich or Atletico Madrid.

While his agent is in talks with many clubs, Atletico Madrid fans held a protest against the prospect of their club signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Although Athletico ruled out a move for Ronaldo, the fans fueled by rumour decided to show their dislike by displaying banners -- 'CR7 NOT WELCOME' -- during a match against Numancia at the Estadio Municipal de El Burgo de Osma on Wednesday.

Ronaldo has yet to start pre-season training with United — he missed the team’s tour of Thailand and Australia — and held talks with manager Erik ten Hag on Tuesday.

There was no update from United about Ronaldo's current status at the club following his arrival with his agent, Jorge Mendes, at the Carrington training base.

The 37-year-old Ronaldo reportedly wants to play for another team after only one year back at Old Trafford, with United not in the Champions League this season or in shape to compete with the best teams in England. United finished in sixth place in the league last season, 35 points behind first-place Manchester City.
United has said Ronaldo has not returned to training yet because of “personal reasons.” Ten Hag has repeatedly said he is counting on Ronaldo being part of the squad this season.

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