ATLETICO MADRID fans unveiled an anti-Cristiano Ronaldo banner at a pre-season game.
The Spanish club’s supporters have made it clear how they feel about the 37-year-old amid rumors suggesting he could join Wanda Metropolitano.
The banner was unveiled just hours after fans released a spiteful statement about Ronaldo’s possible arrival.
The large sign was seen at their pre-season game in Numancia, which simply read ‘CR7 not welcome’.
Dozens of fans are seen raising the banner in the away game as Atletico supporters scold the Real Madrid superstar.
Earlier, a statement from Union Internacional de Penas del Atletico de Madrid supporters group said the player was not in line with their values.
A tweet read: “Given the possibility that Cristiano Ronaldo’s signing is more than just a rumour, we express our absolute opposition to a hypothetical admission to our club.
“The player named above represents the antithesis of the values that are hallmarks of our Atleti, such as effort, generosity, simplicity and humility.
“Even in the unlikely event that a relegated player like Cristiano Ronaldo could secure a title, we would not accept his signing.
“Unfortunately for him, the sense of belonging to our Atlético is not within his reach, so he could never win our affection or recognition.
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“Therefore we ask the club to reject his possible signing if he was ever considered.”
Atletico president Enrqiue Cerezo recently ruled out a possible move for Ronaldo due to the intense rivalry with Los Blancos.
He said DEAL WITH: “I don’t know who invented this story about Cristiano Ronaldo for Atletico Madrid.
“That’s definitely not true. It’s practically impossible for him to come to Atletico Madrid.”
Earlier this month, reports suggested Manchester United attacker Diego Simeone’s first priority.
Ronaldo has told the club that he wants to leave the club to pursue football in the Champions League.
But senior club members tried to change his mind with crunch talks yesterday after the star returned from Portugal.
Earlier this morning, Ronaldo watched from the sidelines at Carrington as United played Wrexham in a pre-season friendly.
Atletico Madrid fans unveil ANTI Cristiano Ronaldo banner at pre-season game amid transfer link for Man Utd star