Rio Ferdinand Reacts To The Prospect Of Cristiano Ronaldo Leaving Real Madrid

BT Sport's Rio Ferdinand.

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has expressed his enthusiasm to the prospect of his former teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo, leaving Real Madrid this summer.

After being accused of evading nearly £13m at tax by Spanish Prosecutors, the decorated forward on Friday dropped this summer’s biggest bombshell by reportedly deciding to leave the Spanish Capital.

The news has been trending on the social media recently, and on Saturday, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand weighed in on the situation by tweeting ‘Viva Ronaldo’ in a nod to the United faithful’s song about the winger, and accompanied with the eyes emoji before tagging the forward in a tweet.



Although a lot of top clubs, including Paris St-Germain, have been linked with the four-time Ballon d’Or winner, it seems Manchester United are the real favourites to match Ronaldo’s mammoth £1 billion buyout clause and sign him this summer.

The 32-year-old recently stated that he still misses Manchester United and England, after expressing his frustration with being whistled and booed by some sections of the Real Madrid fans.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the match against Espanyol.

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“I spent a lot of years at Manchester United and it never happened to me not even once,” he said.

“May be England is a case apart, the mentality is different. I am happy being in Spain but obviously, I also miss England because you just can’t turn off the memories.”

The Portuguese Superstar spent seven glorious years at Manchester United before sealing an £80m move to Madrid in 2009. Since the transfer, Ronaldo has gone on to become Los Blancos’ record goal-scorer and won the prestigious Ballon d’Or three times.


Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam  

United fan since Edwin Van der Sar denied Nicolas Anelka’s penalty to earn a dramatic Euro glory. Firmly believes that Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d’Or until he plays this sport. One time writer for GiveMeSport and Roar. A regular contributor to Sportskeeda and BlameFootball.


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