Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. has signed a professional contract with Manchester United, following in his father’s footsteps.
It follows months of playing for the club’s academy, which occurred after Ronaldo Sr returned to Old Trafford in the summer.
The news was accidentally leaked on Instagram by fellow youngster Gabriel, who has also signed a contract with United.
Jjnr10 stated in a post with nearly 7,000 likes, “Delighted to finally have my signing day done much better to have mine alongside teammates @cristiano JR.”
The youngster is sponsored by Nike and has over 25,000 followers on Instagram, whereas Ronaldo Jr is yet to open an account.
Ronaldo’s son accompanied him to United after graduating from Juventus’ academy last summer, just like his father did in a spectacular comeback to Old Trafford.
His son had not yet been born when the five-time Ballon d’Or winner last played for the Red Devils.
But he now has the potential to progress through the ranks at United, and his father has already declared that he will not put any pressure on him to play football.
Ronaldo stated of his son’s talent in a Netflix documentary centered on his other half Georgina Rodriguez: “Only time will tell.” I will never put any pressure on him. He’ll do whatever he wants.
“I also want Cristiano and everyone else to be happy and to be able to select what they want.” I will help in every manner I can.”
Ronaldo, 37, also said that, like many others his son’s age, he is hesitant to give his son a cellphone.
“It definitely helps a lot,” he added. It aided me and the people here, as well as the rest of the globe, and I believe we should make use of it, but not become obsessed with it.
“For example, I can make a modest effect on you.” My oldest child will soon be 12 years old, and he constantly asks me, ‘Daddy, can I have a phone, can I have a phone, can I have a phone?’
“‘Cristiano, you have time,’ I tell him.
“I also see that this young generation is one step ahead of their peers, therefore I agree that we must capitalize on this, but not become obsessed with technology.”