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Atletico Madrid fans create hashtag on social media against Ronaldo’s signing



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The fans of Atletico de Madrid have taken to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction and disgust about the potential transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United. The fans have been campaigning with the hashtag ‘ContraCR7’ (Against CR7) to make their feelings known.

The Portuguese footballer has famously played for and succeeded with Atleti’s city rivals, Real Madrid, with whom he won four Champions Leagues including beating Atletico Madrid twice in 2014 and 2016.

The 5-time Ballon D’or winner has since moved to Manchester United and is now looking to leave the Red Devils behind with the goal in mind being ‘Champions League football’. One such club has been Atleti who are reportedly interested in him.

The head coach of the Rojiblancos, Diego ‘Cholo’ Simeone, is said to be very keen on the move as the Argentine coach has been looking for a target man in his set-up, a role which was fulfilled by Luis Suarez previously.

Further, CR7’s agent Jorge Mendes is said to be confident about the signing, too.

It seems Simeone doesn’t view either Joao Felix or Antoine Griezmann as suitable players for the role and would prefer a new signing, preferably, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has shown that despite his age he can still fulfil that role as he did last season with United.

The Colchoneros, however, seem very miffed at the idea of signing a former Real Madrid superstar as it would go against their code.

Added to this, fans have also suggested that one of the reasons for the opposition to the move would be the enormous wages the player would earn and the rumours that have been floating that the superstar generally disrupts the atmosphere in the dressing room.

Another reason that came up for the opposition was the striker’s age and his work-rate on the field. The enigmatic footballer is now 37 years old and admittedly has had a drop in his performances and the length of the remainder of his career seems short.

The hashtag ‘ContaCR7’ has been trending in the last two on Twitter, and only time will tell if the rumours around the move to Atleti have any basis or will dissipate as time goes on.

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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave



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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are among the clubs that have made contact with the agent of PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes, who is set to leave this summer.

This claim comes from journalist Martin Arevalo on ESPN, who states that apart from Atletico and Chelsea, an unnamed third club have also established contact with the Argentine international’s representative.

Paredes has been on PSG’s books since January 2019, when he arrived from Zenit St. Petersburg. For a large part of his time at the French capital outfit, the midfielder had been a regular starter in the side.

However, last summer saw Paredes get shipped out on loan to Juventus. He has played 33 times for the Bianconeri this season with a return of one goal and assist apiece.

The Serie A heavyweights, who were recently hit with a 10-point deduction, have the option to purchase him permanently. But, as per the report, his relationship with manager Massimiliano Allegri is not good and a return to PSG is on the cards.

And considering that he is not in the plans back at Parc des Princes either, a permanent departure away seems set in stone for Paredes.

As such, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, and an unnamed club have shown interest in acquiring his services by making contact with the 28-year-old World Cup winner’s agent.

With Koke entering the final phase of his career and Geoffrey Kondogbia expected to leave at the end of the season, the Rojiblancos could do with reinforcements in the centre of the park.

Paredes, who has plenty of experience at the highest level and is known for his aggressive mentality, can be a good fit into Diego Simeone’s setup at the Civitas Metropolitano.

But, with Chelsea also in the picture, things could get tricky for the Colchoneros. After all, Atleti are operating on tight finances and are looking for bargain and free transfer signings in the market with the likes of Marcus Thuram, Jordi Alba, and Raphael Guerreiro emerging as targets.

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