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Cristian-O'Ronaldo! 80m Madrid man could make debut at Dublin part-timers

12 Jun 2009 15:20:57

Cristian-O'Ronaldo! 80m Madrid man could make debut at Dublin part-timers

Cristiano Ronaldo could make his debut for Real Madrid against Dublin-based part-timers Shamrock Rovers next month once he completes his £80million move to the Spanish club.   The 24-year-old is set to leave Manchester United for the Bernabeu with the deal expected to be concluded by June 30. The world's most expensive footballer's final game for Uited was the Champions League final against Barcelona in Rome, but his career with the Spanish giants could begin against less illustrious opposition. World-record: Ronaldo last played for United against Barcelona but his Madrid debut may come against less celebrated opponents Madrid will report for training on July 10 before travelling to the Irish capital three days later where they will stay until July 22.  A friendly has been scheduled although the details are not confirmed with the club's opponents yet to be determined. However, Shamrock chairman Jonathan Roche hinted that the match was all but sealed. Team-mate: Ronaldo will join superstars such as captain Raul if the Portuguese completes his £80m Madrid move He said: 'If the match is confirmed, we will push for each team to play all 11 substitutes -- and I want to be one of them. 'Ronaldo is a spectacularly gifted player and it would be a great honour for the club if he makes his debut here.'  It means the Portuguese winger may make his Madrid bow in a country where his former club enjoy a high level of support and Ronaldo can expect to be the centre of attention during his stay.   The La Liga giants will then compete in the Peace Cup in Spain where their opponents include Aston Villa, against whom Ronaldo scored twice in the 3-2 win in April which turned the Premier League title United's way. Madrid will also play against Celtic, who United beat en-route to last season's Champions League final, a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Real's arch-rivals Barcelona.   Madrid then head to Canada where they will face Toronto FC as well as a trip to Washington for a game against DC United.  Nani tells Manchester United 'trust in me' after Ronaldo's record-breaking Real dealThat's one way to celebrate a £80million transfer... Ronaldo scores with newly-single Paris HiltonCasillas: Real will be the world's best team with Ronaldo joining Kaka and CoRecord-breaker Ronaldo hails 'historic' £80m deal as United cave in to Real Madrid offerMartin Samuel: Selling the best never makes you stronger


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