Atletico Madrid supporters have voiced their displeasure at speculation that they want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, and the Manchester United star has responded by mocking a banner that was raised during a preseason game.

As the summer transfer season closes, the Portuguese superstar is rumored to still be looking for a route out of Old Trafford.

Some have speculated that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is eager to compete for big awards in 2022–23 and play Champions League football, would make a surprise move back to Spain.

Are Atletico Madrid supporters in favor of Cristiano Ronaldo leaving?

Given his accomplishments for Real Madrid and his displays of excellence against them over the years, it is not surprise that Atletico supporters have responded fiercely to rumors of Ronaldo moving to Wanda Metropolitano.

“CR7 not welcome” was written on a banner that was raised before a friendly match against Numancia.

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How has Ronaldo reacted to the protest by Atletico?

The 37-year-old attacker has spotted the irony in Atletico’s moves, which signals a transfer with the Rojiblancos was never really in the cards. The forward still has one year left on his contract with Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo Atletico Madrid banner response

Will Ronaldo quit Manchester United?

Although Atletico appears to be out of the running for Ronaldo, there are still many potential landing destinations.

His chances of working with Jose Mourinho again at Roma have diminished, and Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich have disqualified themselves from consideration.

He cannot play in the attacking lineup for Paris Saint-Germain, so he is unlikely to team up with Lionel Messi, his enduring opponent, but there are still other possibilities.

The former Juventus player has been linked with a move to Napoli in Serie A, however a return to Sporting might also be an option.

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