PSG president ‘wants Cristiano Ronaldo’ in audacious move to pair him with Messi
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Paris Saint-Germain’s president reportedly has his eyes set on an incredible move which will see Cristiano Ronaldo join Lionel Messi in the French capital.
The Parisian giants unveiled 34-year-old Messi this week after his shocking departure from boyhood club Barcelona, adding him to an already mouth-watering forward line which includes Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.
And Diario AS claim that Messi’s arrival and £2.7million per month pay packet is not sufficient in the eyes of PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, whose ambition shows no bounds.
According to reports, Al-Khelaifi is already plotting his next move to bring Ronaldo to the Parc des Princes next summer, aged 37.
This follows suggestions that the club’s poster-boy Mbappe, 22, will not sign a new contract with PSG and will leave as a free agent next year.
The ex-Monaco wonder-kid has long been linked to a move to Real Madrid where he hopes to follow in his idol Ronaldo’s footsteps.
Mbappe is believed to have his heart set on playing at the Bernabeu despite the ambition shown by his side this summer, having been PSG’s top goal-scorer for three seasons in a row.
That leaves the French club with room to sign five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo, who could do the unthinkable by joining forces with decade-long rival Messi.
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The forward’s contract runs out on June 30 next year meaning PSG would be exchanging one star for another without paying a transfer fee.
Securing Ronaldo would also mean bringing the top three Ballon d’Or nominees from 2015 together, a transfers feat unlike any we have seen before.
Ronaldo’s arrival would certainly soften the blow of PSG losing their star-man as the club enters a Galacticos-style era, reminiscent of Florentino Perez’s own project in the early 2000s.
The Portugal legend could be tempted by the proposition, having starred for top clubs in England, Spain and Italy already with Paris being a place where he could win more Champions League trophies.
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