Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) hinted another former Real Madrid star could be gracing the Larkin Stadium with his presence next Tuesday when they take on Gyeongnam FC in the AFC Champions League.
JDT owner Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim is set to meet with Ronaldo, who played for the Spanish giants during their famed Galactico era, to discuss a potential collaboration with Real Valladolid, including sending Southern Tigers players to play for their B team in the Segunda Division.
The two-time FIFA World Cup winner is currently a majority owner of the La Liga side.
FORMER GALACTICO RONALDO COULD ATTEND JDT'S AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH IN LARKIN The Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium may see another footballing legend in attendance next week when Johor Darul Ta'zim FC (FC) host their first ever AFC Champions League home match, against Gyeongnam FC of the Republic of Korea on March 12. Two-time World Cup winner and three-time World Player of the Year Ronaldo, who is the majority shareholder of La Liga side Real Valladolid, is also scheduled for talks with JDT owner HRH Major General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, Crown Prince of Johor, to discuss the possiblity of young aspiring JDT players undergoing stints with Real Valladolid B in the Segunda Division B. JDT previously sent Gary Steven Robbat on a stint with German side Borussia Dortmund while Syamer Kutty Abba and Dominic Tan went to Portugal in 2018. Coaches from Dortmund and Spanish side Valencia CF have also been involved in the JDT academy, including the setting up and drawing of blueprints. Ronaldo joins a growing list of football superstars, past and present, that have either been to Johor or met HRH Tunku Ismail. Among them include David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Ryan Giggs, Mesut Ozil and many more. Luaskan Kuasamu Johor. Hidup Johor Demi Johor #HarimauSelatan #SouthernTigers #PermataSelatan #JewelOfTheSouth #JDTuntukSemua #JDTforAll
If the meeting materialised, it would be the second appearance of a Galactico at the Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium.
The Brazilian legend's former Real team-mate, Luis Figo, was previously in attendance at the Malaysian Super League champions' Charity Cup match against Perak last month.