CRISTIANO RONALDO is reportedly open to a controversial switch to Atletico Madrid.

The 37-year-old superstar wants out at Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly open to joining Atletico Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly open to joining Atletico MadridCredit: Getty

Ronaldo is desperate to carry on playing in the Champions League, and has eyes on lifting Europe’s top prize for a sixth time.

He wants to join a club with a chance of winning the trophy, and is interested in a move to Atletico, according to the Daily Mail.

Ronaldo is reported to be willing to take a hefty pay cut in order to join the club.

Reports suggest CR7 would accept a 30 per cent wage reduction to sign for Atletico.

But that would mean joining the bitter enemies of Real Madrid – a team Ronaldo played 436 games for.

And while Ronaldo is open to the idea of swapping his allegiances in Madrid, fans of Diego Simeone’s side aren’t so keen.

Speaking exclusively to SunSport, Atletico fan Jonatan Fernandez said: “Cristiano Ronaldo cannot wear the Atletico Madrid shirt. It’s as simple as that.

“A player who disrespected and laughed at the entire fanbase.

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“A player who was the eternal enemy’s star striker for years, getting involved in numerous clashes with our club’s most loved players.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is the complete opposite of Atletico de Madrid’s philosophy.”

Ronaldo has been involved in multiple run-ins with Atletico Madrid during his long career.

He has played Atletico six times in the Champions League knockouts with Real, Juventus and Manchester United.

Last year’s defeat with the Red Devils being the only team he has crashed out at their hands.

He famously held up five fingers to remind Atletico fans how many Champions League titles he had won after Juventus were beaten 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano in 2019.

He then netted a hat-trick in the return leg to send Juve through before performing an X-rated gesture to Simeone at the final whistle.