Atletico Madrid fans release statement asking club not to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United is yet to be resolved despite the 37-year-old finally returning to Carrington after missing the tour of Thailand and Australia.

Ronaldo asked to leave United earlier this month and he was left out of Erik ten Hag’s 31-man pre-season squad due to family reasons but has now resumed training in Manchester.

With one year remaining on his contract at Old Trafford, Ronaldo has been linked with moves to Chelsea and Bayern Munich but both clubs have ruled themselves out of the running to sign him.

Quite surprisingly, a move to Atletico Madrid has been suggested in recent weeks but the Madrid club’s supporters have now released a statement asking the club not to sign Ronaldo, who they deem to be in a ‘steep decline’.

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“Given the possibility that the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo is more than just a rumour we express our absolute rejection of any hypothetical incorporation into our club,” Union ATM said on Twitter.

“The aforementioned player represents the antithesis of the values that are the hallmarks of our Atleti, such as effort, generosity, simplicity and humility.

“Even in the unlikely event that a player in steep decline such as Cristiano Ronaldo could secure a title; we would not accept his signing.

“The sense of belonging to our Atletico is not something that is within his reach, to his misfortune, so he could never achieve our affection or recognition.

“Therefore, we ask the club to reject his possible signing, if he has ever been considered.”

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