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Cristiano Ronaldo could make an emotional move to Sporting Lisbon next summer and play with his son, says Man Utd star’s mother

CRISTIANO RRONALDO’s mother has predicted her son and 12-year-old grandson Cristiano Jr will end up playing together at his beloved Sporting Lisbon.

Dolores Aveiro said it would be a “dream come true” to see them in the same team at the Manchester United striker’s boyhood club.


Dolores dreams of seeing her son line up alongside her grandson Cristiano JrCredit: Getty
Dolores is a huge Sporting fan


Dolores is a huge Sporting fanCredit: Instagram @doloresaveiroofficial

She told a Portuguese magazine: “Cristiano has to come back here. If it were up to me, he’d be back by now.

“I’ve already told him: ‘Son, before I die, I want to see you play at Sporting again.

“It didn’t happen this year, but maybe it will happen next year.

“But if it’s not him, it will be Cristianinho. At his age, he plays better than his father.

“When he was 12, Cristiano didn’t have a coach, but today he’s his son’s teacher.”

Insisting that Man United academy player Cristianinho was a “guaranteed” future, Sporting signing the 67-year-old Madeira-based matriarch told Nova Gente in an interview: “He has already said: ‘Dad when we go to live in Lisbon, I want to play for Sportif.

“Seeing them both play together at the club would be my dream.”

Sporting Lisbon fan Dolores has made no secret of her desire to see her 37-year-old son return to the top-flight Portuguese side he left as a teenager to become an Old Trafford star during his first half in the Premier League.


She managed to place a gift from Sporting Lisbon at the top of the pile of gifts under her son’s Christmas tree laden with presents from her son late last year.

Keen-eyed Sporting fans praised her for her dexterity – after a green bag with the club’s initials appeared center stage in a photo the footballer and his family used to wish her millions of Instagram fans a “Merry Christmas”.

The mum-of-four was among relatives who shared the same snap on their social media.

Dolores admitted on Sporting Lisbon’s ADN de Leao podcast in September last year that she had asked her footballing son to return to the club where he started his senior career before signing for Manchester United in 2003 at the only 18 years old.

Two months later, she cheekily reposted a photo to her Instagram Story of her celebrating Sporting Lisbon’s 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and wrote: ‘You only needed’ in a apparent message to the Man United striker.

Cristiano remains at Old Trafford until at least January after his failed efforts to leave and secure Champions League football this season, although his two-year contract does not run until the end of the season.

He reportedly explored the option of a move to Sporting Lisbon over the summer at the height of speculation surrounding his future.

Cristiano Jr, meanwhile, is thriving in United’s academy.

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Videos have emerged of the youngster scoring a stunning free-kick.

While he also ran rings around opponents in training.

CR7 has a close relationship with his mother


CR7 has a close relationship with his mother
Cristiano Jr copies his father's party


Cristiano Jr copies his father’s birthdayCredit: The Mega Agency


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