Sneijder hopes for Ronaldo deal
Dutch midfielder wants to play alongside United winger
Last Updated: June 20, 2008 3:52pm
Ronaldo: Sneijder praise
Wesley Sneijder admits it would be a 'pleasure' to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid.
Spanish champions Real are hoping to sign Ronaldo, despite Manchester United's insistence that the winger is not for sale.
Following Portugal's elimination from Euro 2008 on Thursday night, Ronaldo is close to announcing his decision regarding his future.
He has hinted that he wants to move to the Bernabeu and is likely to disclose his intentions in the next couple of days.
Dutch midfielder Sneijder, who joined Real from Ajax last summer, is hoping Ronaldo will pitch up in the Spanish capital.
Got the lot
And Sneijder is also confident that the 23-year-old could help the club to win the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2002.
"It'd be a pleasure to play alongside him," Sneijder told Spanish newspaper AS.
"I'd sign him for Real Madrid with my eyes closed. Cristiano Ronaldo is among the two or three best players in the world, if not the best.
"I'm sure that with him we'd have a great chance of winning the Champions League.
"He's a marvellous player. His great quality is his speed, his dribbling, and also this year he's become a great goalscorer. He's got the lot."