Real Madrid have omitted Cristiano Ronaldo solely from their new equipment marketing campaign, giving a major hint that the Portuguese star is nearing a switch away from the Bernabeu this summer time.
And now they’ve fanned the rumours even additional by leaving Ronaldo off the promotion materials for his or her new equipment.
Karim Benzema, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Marco Asensio and Toni Kroos all take centre stage within the advert marketing campaign, whereas the designated web site nearly crops Ronaldo out of the membership’s historical past.
Imagery from their 2014 Champions League win reveals solely Gareth Bale and Ramos, each instrumental in profitable La Decima, whereas Ronaldo is additionally out of body within the three subsequent group pictures.
There have been options that Ronaldo’s ties to Nike could have prevented him from taking part within the shoot, however skipper Ramos is additionally sponsored by Nike.
Furthermore, Ronaldo’s affiliation with a rival model has by no means stopped him from being included in earlier equipment launches and promotions, and this marks the primary time he has been absent.
The plot will get even thicker on Real’s official store web site, the place each participant has been pictured within the new equipment aside from one: Ronaldo.
Instead, there is merely a template of a shirt with Ronaldo’s title and quantity on the again.
Fans have additionally grown fearful that Ronaldo will depart because of Real’s silence on the matter, with the membership having moved shortly to launch statements relating to rumoured pursuits of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
Reports in Spain counsel Real are keen to just accept Juve’s £88m provide for Ronaldo, with each events eager to half methods regardless of 9 enormously profitable seasons collectively.
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