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Spanish newspaper jokes that Cristiano Ronaldo “offered to Barcelona and contacted Xavi”

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A SPANISH NEWSPAPER joked that Cristiano Ronaldo offered himself to Barcelona because he is unhappy with Manchester United.

The Portuguese superstar, they claimed, contacted Barca center-back Gerard Pique and asked him to speak to Nou camp boss Xavi about a move.

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Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly offered to Barcelona because he is unhappy with Man UtdCredit: Reuters

But that’s not all it seems.

Spain celebrates its April Fool’s equivalent on December 28 and Mundo Deportivo imagined the incredible story as a joke.

The report suggested his agent Jorge Mendes was already negotiating terms with Barca president Joan Laporta.

He said Ronnie knew the cash-strapped Catalans were looking for a scorer.

And so he contacted Xavi “a few days ago” after an introduction by his former United team-mate Pique.

Several top Barca executives reportedly thought the transfer of the Real Madrid legend was a joke when they first heard it.

The story hilariously added that Pique even asked Lionel Messi if his nemesis could rent his house to him if Ronaldo joined him.


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The joke was in perfect sync with Ronaldo making an unhappy figure at Manchester United.

After his side only managed a 1-1 draw with Newcastle, he stormed the tunnel without recognizing the traveling fans.

Red Devils legend Gary Neville was furious with his old friend because of the snub.

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Ronaldo recently played at Camp Nou with Juventus last year.

He scored two penalties, bringing his total career goals against Barcelona to 34.

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