SPANISH NEWSPAPER has joked that Cristiano Ronaldo has offered himself to Barcelona as as a result of his frustration at Manchester United.
Spain celebrate their equivalent of April Fool’s Day on December 28 and Mundo Deportivo dreamed up the incredible story as a prank.
The report suggested his agent Jorge Mendes was already negotiating terms with Barca president Joan Laporta.
It said Ronnie was aware the cash-strapped Catalans are looking for a goalscorer.
Several high-profile Barca execs were said to have thought the transfer of the Real Madrid legend was a joke when they first heard.
The story hilariously added that Pique even asked Lionel Messi if his arch-nemesis could rent his house from him if Ronaldo joined.
The Portuguese superstar, they claimed, contacted Barca centre-back Gerard Pique and asked him to speak to Nou Camp boss Xavi about a move.
The joke was perfectly timed with Ronaldo cutting an unhappy figure at Manchester United.
After his side only managed a 1-1 draw with Newcastle, he stormed straight down the tunnel without acknowledging the travelling fans.
Red Devils legend Gary Neville was fuming with his old pal over the snub.
About Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo was born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and captains the Portugal national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards