Georgina Rodriguez, companion of Cristiano Ronaldo, returned to the failure of the arrival of the Portuguese star at Atlético de Madrid last summer, which the supporters had strongly opposed.
Georgina Rodriguez, companion of Cristiano Ronaldo, was the guest of the Spanish show El Hormiguero, Wednesday to present the second season of his Netflix series. Between a few secrets about her life with the Portuguese striker, the model and businesswoman also gave her version of the confusion around Cristiano Ronaldo’s future last summer. The five-time Ballon d’Or, frustrated by Manchester United’s non-qualification for the Champions League, had multiplied the calls from the foot to join a club qualified in C1.
« This option was never in his head »
Atlético de Madrid had thus appeared among the many tracks cited to welcome the Portuguese star. This had provoked a big sling of Madrid supporters, opposed to his arrival. They had deployed a banner « Ronaldo not welcome » (Ronaldo is not welcome) during a friendly match during the summer. « CR7 » has always received hostile receptions during his visits to the Wanda Metropolitano when he played under the colors of Real, Atlético’s great rival. This hatred had continued when he played with Juventus.
According to Georgina Rodriguez, Ronaldo never wanted to join the Colchoneros. « This option was never in his head, » she assured Wednesday. PSG, Bayern, Chelsea, Real and other European top names were mentioned last summer as a possible destination for Ronaldo who ultimately stayed at Manchester United. Between sulks and late resumption of training, his relations had quickly deteriorated with manager Erik ten Hag who had not hesitated to put him on the sidelines.
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The cork finally burst just before the World Cup, when Ronaldo chose to give a vitriolic interview to English journalist Piers Morgan in which he attacked the club, his coach and his teammates. His contract was finally terminated in December, reigniting rumors about his future destination. During this period, he separated from his historic agent, Jorge Mendes, reproaching him for not finding him a new big club as a home base. He finally joined the Saudi club Al-Nassr against a fabulous contract.