It could be either. They could move in the same celeb circles. Or, there may be more to it. Whatever way, if Ronnie is closeted he's closeted up to his eyeballs and won't be coming out anytime soon imo.
There was (unverified, as usual) talk he had a chap whilst at Man U. He is also said to be (or was) among Max Clifford's celebrity clients and like many a star, when he lived in the UK he was beset by constant tabloid womanising stories with competing call girls and glamour pusses (basically all people who it can be argued, can be paid to waffle). That all fizzled out (what a surprise) when he moved to Europe and in the UK we no longer hear a whisper about his 'flings' in detail. Funny that isn't it?
Max Clifford said he had a bisexual footballer client.
Isn't it strange how he had a kid with a unknown woman rumoured surrogate and nobody not even the press has found out who she was? we know how the press never give up the chase and this has Clifford's name all over it..
Weather he chooses to come out or not is another matter, he would have effectively have lived a lie his whole career to his millions of teenage girl fans. But he can make it a positive by encouraging others to come out..