Former Brazil striker and Real Valladolid majority shareholder Ronaldo has named Paris-Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe as his dream signing for the Liga side.
The 2002 World Cup winner bought a 51 per cent stake in the Spanish side in 2018 and has seen them return to the top flight under his ownership, while he harbours dreams of attracting the world’s best talent to the club.
Ronaldo, who played for some of the world’s best club teams in his career, including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter and Milan, picked out a fellow world champion as his ideal signing, commenting that the French forward has similar attributes to those he had at the peak of his powers.
Asked at a media event sponsored by Santander Bank who he would sign for Valladolid if he had Madrid’s budget, Ronaldo said:
“I would sign Mbappe, he is the one who most reminds me of me and my playing times.”
Ronaldo was also asked to name his picks for the best players of all time. The Brazilian resisted the temptation to include himself on the list, instead picking the two leading forwards currently playing, alongside two fellow South Americans who frequently appear on all time great selections.
“For me, in the classification of the best in history, the four names would be Pele, Maradona, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, they are the top four in the history of football”.