Cristiano Ronaldo to Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough? “It’s for sure!”
It certainly looks as though Cristiano Ronaldo will be on his way to Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough at some point, with José Semedo determined to keep his promise to Wednesdayites…
Semedo and Ronaldo’s relationship goes back to their days their days at Sporting Clube de Portugal together, before the attacker went on to become a global superstar at the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and now Juventus.
Meanwhile, Semedo – now at Vitória de Setúbal – joined Charlton Athletic before becoming a legend in his own right in South Yorkshire, playing for half a decade at Hillsborough prior to his exit in 2017, helping them gain promotion from League One and also reach the brink of the Premier League in 2016.
Having recently celebrated his 35th birthday, the former Wednesday captain has reiterated his promise to bring CR7 to S6 in the future, saying he wants his friend to ‘see what I went through’ during his time in an Owls shirt once they’ve both retired – something Semedo hopes will happen around the same time.
Speaking to the Star this week, the Portuguese midfielder explained, “It’s for sure, one of the things is that when I retire from football I’ll have more time… I hope to retire at the same time my friend retires, more or less, so when we’re retired obviously Sheffield Wednesday will still keep going.
“I promised to the crowd that I would take Cristiano there, and I will pay my promise, 100%... When we’ve finished football, me and him will go to watch a game in Hillsborough together - for him to see what I went through.
“It’s not the same as him with Real Madrid, Juventus, Portuguese national team, but he will feel what I was feeling to the amazing fans Sheffield Wednesday has.”
Semedo has played 67 Primeira Liga games for Setubal since leaving the Owls, scoring three goals, and has still got one year left on his current deal in the Portuguese top-flight once the 2019/20 season comes to an end.