A SPANISH NEWSPAPER has hilariously joked that Cristiano Ronaldo has offered himself to Barcelona as he is unhappy at Manchester United.
The Portuguese superstar, they claimed, contacted Barca centre-back Gerard Pique and asked him to speak to Nou Camp boss Xavi about a move.
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.
And so he contacted Xavi ‘a few days ago’ after an introduction by his former United team-mate Pique.
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 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.
Ronaldo most recently played at the Nou Camp with Juventus last year.
He scored two penalties taking his total number of career goals against Barcelona to a staggering 34.