THE search for a girlfriend can be long and lonely… but apparently that’s not a problem when you’re the world’s best footballer.

After splitting up with long-term girlfriend and Russian model Irina Shayk just last week, the Real Madrid star looks to have moved on quickly.

Following in the footsteps of Real Madrid club captain Iker Casillas, the Portuguese striker is now reportedly dating a Spanish sports journalist.

Reports that Real Madrid TV journalist Lucia Villalon is ‘romantically involved’ with Ronaldo first surfaced when the duo celebrated Ronnie’s Ballon d’Or win on January 12.

And the rumours grew stronger when Villalon sat in the crowd to watch Real Madrid take on Getafe the following weekend.

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