Mijatovic: Ronaldo signing impossible

Real Madrid sporting director Predrag Mijatovic has conceded it would be “impossible” to sign Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

Real Madrid sporting director Predrag Mijatovic has conceded it would be “impossible” to sign Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

Mijatovic was quoted as saying on Tuesday that the Spanish giants were looking at Ronaldo to become the new ’face’ of the club, in a similar way to former France playmaker Zinedine Zidane during his time at Madrid.

Mijatovic has made no secret of his admiration for the 23-year-old Portugal international, but admits there is no chance of taking him to the Bernabeu any time soon.

“Right now it is impossible to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. Who would not like to have him in their team? But we need to be realistic because his would be a very difficult signing,” said Mijatovic, who also denied he had met with United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz.

“There has been talk about lots of things that have nothing to do with reality. They have also said I have been seen with Carlos Queiroz and it is not true,” the former Madrid striker added in Marca.

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