Hugo Viana, international team-mate of Cristiano Ronaldo, believes the Manchester United winger will soon be on his way to Spain.
The Portuguese winger has attracted rave notices for his performances this season and he continues to be linked with a move away from Old Trafford, with both Barcelona and Real Madrid reportedly ready to step in for him.
Viana feels United will struggle to keep Ronaldo if one of the Spanish clubs comes calling.
“He won’t be at United for much longer. It’s complicated for them to keep him now,” he told The Sun.
“Ronaldo has worked hard and, within a little time, he will be with another team more important than United.”
“Everyone knows if teams like Barca and Madrid want a player, they end up signing him.”
Viana says he spoke to the 22-year-old ahead of Portugal’s clash with Brazil, and was led to believe Ronaldo would fancy a move to Spain.
“We told him that his name has been linked to Spain. He’s very modest but, in every way, we know he’d like to come,” Viana explained.
“A team like Barcelona, Madrid or Valencia would be perfect for him.
“He has grown very quickly as a player and he is now in the top three players in the world with Ronaldinho and Deco.”