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Cristiano Ronaldo transfer to River Plate trending on Twitter with #CR7ARiver

River Plate fans started a campaign on the social media platform parodying the one run by Nacional supporters for Luis Suárez.

Update:
River Plate fans started a campaign on the social media platform parodying the one run by Nacional supporters for Luis Suárez.

Cristiano Ronaldo to River Plate? If you were keeping an eye on Twitter you might have been surprised to see a campaign under the hashtag #CR7ARiver.

It’s true that River Plate have just lost to Braian Romero to Inter de Brasil, once again weakening their attack, and it’s also true they have till August 8 to bring another player, with the club apparently keen to add a striker to Marcelo Gallardo’s squad.

But for the fans to launch a campaign claiming Cristiano Ronaldo could actually be crossing the Atlantic to join. That’s maybe a bridge too far. Even if Ronaldo did once say River Plate was his favourite club in South America.

River Plate fans’ Cristiano Ronaldo campaign

The truth is that, with rumors rife in Europe about Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Manchester United and plenty of talk swirling where he might end up (Atlético Madrid?), the River Plate fans decided to parody the successful campaign from Club Nacional fans that ended up in the return of Luis Suárez, who made his debut with the Uruguayan club.

Using the same modus operandi (a hashtag and edited pic of the player) the River Plate fans managed to get the topic trending on Twitter and convince newspapers to write about it, even if it was just a bit of fun.

The truth is that right now River Plate only have Lucas Beltrán, Miguel Borja and Matías Suárez as their only attacking players in the squad. Probably one more will be brought in in the next few days, but it’s likely to be someone more in line with club’s financial means. But a fan can dream, can’t they?