Chelsea player copies celebration of WC captain who Boehly really likes

Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella has seemingly paid homage to Cristiano Ronaldo at the training camp in Abu Dhabi.

The club cameras captured Cucurella pulling off Ronaldo’s famous ‘Sui’ celebration right at the end of the video, with slightly less pizzaz.

CR7’s trademark move after scoring a goal has been repeated numerous times by players from every division on the planet.

From Sunday league all the way to the Champions League, ‘Sui’ has become a staple part of footballing society.

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But the man who created the phenomenon might be running out of chances to deliver his brand.

Ronaldo is currently a free-agent following his major falling out with Manchester United.

United decided to rip up the 37-year-old’s contract, after he openly attacked the board in an interview with Piers Morgan.

All this drama unfolded just before the World Cup commenced; convenient timing for the experienced forward to get himself in the shop window?

Cristiano Ronaldo just can’t stay away

Whilst it’s not been a vintage campaign for the Portugal captain, he has still led his country to a round of 16 clash with Switzerland later today.

But has Ronaldo really done enough to earn one last mega move once the tournament concludes?

Whilst the mere idea of signing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner must be exciting, realistically it just doesn’t make sense.

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He is way beyond his peak and would likely displace a much younger, in-form teammate simply due to his status.

His astronomical wages would also be an issue for almost every club on the planet, not to mention the risk of another outburst.

But despite all these worries, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is reportedly still debating whether to take a punt on the Portugal international.

Boehly was apparently offered the chance to sign Ronaldo in the summer, yet Thomas Tuchel very much opposed the deal.

Graham Potter is said to be in similar mind to his predecessor.

However, it may all come down to Boehly’s desire to increase Chelsea’s global outreach again by acquiring the most infamous face in the profession.  

"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."