Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro, has admitted that she wants her son to play for Sporting Lisbon before she dies.
According to her, if the 36-year-old cannot realise the drea, then her grandson, Cristiano Jr, would be great.
There was speculation earlier this summer that Ronaldo would return to Sporting, where he began his professional career.
Instead joined Manchester United for the second time in his career.
“Ronaldo has to come back here,” Aveiro, a big Sporting Lisbon fan, said in a podcast.
“If it were my choice, he would already be here. He likes to watch Sporting games. I’ve already told him: ‘Son, before I die, I want to see you return to Sporting’. He says: ‘Let’s see’: But if it can’t be him, then Cristianinho!”
Ronaldo’s eldest son, Cristiano Jr. is at Manchester United’s academy, having previously played at Juventus’ academy.