Pepe claims Ronaldo 'looking forward' to move

July 25, 2008

IRDNING, July 25 (Primera Liga) - Portugal defender Pepe believes compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo is eager to join him at Real Madrid.

Pepe, who is in pre-season training in Irdning with the Spanish champions, is confident the Manchester United winger would adapt well to the Primera Liga.

Ronaldo is Madrid´s main transfer target this summer, but is under contract with the Red Devils who are unwilling to see the 23-year-old leave Old Trafford.

'I have spoken to him (Ronaldo),' said Pepe. 'I believe he would get a good welcome as I did last year from the technical team and from all the players.

'He would not have a problem, that is certain.

'He is looking forward to coming here and he has said it many times. He likes Madrid and knows the greatness of this club.'