Forgotten Premier League bad boy poses for picture with Cristiano Ronaldo… as the 45-year-old calls the meeting a ‘dream come true’ for his young son

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A former Premier League striker shared a series of images of himself and his son alongside Cristiano Ronaldo following a recent trip to Saudi Arabia.

The Al-Nassr captain assisted his side’s opening goal as they handed Saudi Pro League leaders Al-Hilal their first defeat of the season on Friday.

Otavio’s opener after just one minute at the Al-Awwal Stadium marked Ronaldo’s 54th goal involvement in all competitions this season.

Prior to the game Ronaldo met with former Chelsea star Adrian Mutu, posing for a picture with the controversial striker and his young son, Tiago.

Ronaldo signed an Al-Nassr shirt for the youngster, and Mutu went on to share a selfie of himself with Al-Shabab midfielder Ivan Rakitic on his Instagram story.

Former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu shared a photo of himself alongside Cristiano Ronaldo

The controversial star revealed he had promised his son he would take him to meet the Al-Nassr captain

The controversial star revealed he had promised his son he would take him to meet the Al-Nassr captain

‘Visiting Saudi Arabia, today we went to @alnassr.’ Mutu wrote. 

‘When my son @tiagomutu turned 7, I promised him, if he’s a good boy that I’ll take him to meet the world superstar legend @cristiano, today the dream came true. 

‘Thank you my friend for your kindness. Also tonight we’re going to see the match together, the derby, against @alhilal.’

Mutu was once considered one of the brightest young talents in Europe, starring in Serie A with Parma before arriving at Stamford Bridge shortly after Roman Abramovic’s acquisition of the west London club.

The four-time Romanian Footballer of the Year netted six goals from 25 Premier League appearances during his maiden term at Chelsea before his career at the club was cut short the following season when he was sacked after failing a drugs test for cocaine.  

After being handed an eight-month ban from football by the FA, Mutu raised further eyebrows in his explanation for the failed test.

‘The only reason I took what I took was because I wanted to improve my sexual performance.’ He said.

Mutu joined Chelsea in 2003 before leaving the club less than two years later after testing positive for cocaine

The Romanian striker retired in 2016 as his country's joint-record goalscorer in international football

The Romanian striker retired in 2016 as his country’s joint-record goalscorer in international football

‘It may be funny but it’s true. I did not take cocaine. I took something to make me feel good.’

A failed move to Juventus followed, but the Romanian returned to his mercurial best shortly after at Fiorentina, netting 70 times in 143 appearances for the Viola.

A brief stint at Cesena was followed by spells in France, India and his native Romania before Mutu hung up his boots aged 37 in 2016 as his country’s joint-record goalscorer at international level.