‘He is an absolute legend for Real Madrid’ – Atletico Madrid boss reveals why he didn’t sign star player

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City rivals Atletico Madrid were heavily linked with a move for Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo during the summer transfer window.

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has now clarified the rumours and claims Atletico Madrid had no interest in signing Ronaldo because he is a Real Madrid legend.

Simeone said: “Ronaldo is an absolute legend for Real Madrid and I wouldn’t see [Martin] Palermo playing for River Plate just as I wouldn’t see [Juan Roman] Riquelme or Ortega playing for Boca. There are certain situations that are very clear.”