Paris Saint-Germain are ready to pay €125 million for Cristiano Ronaldo this summer following reports that the Real Madrid superstar isn’t content in Spain.
Sensational claims earlier this week have predicted that the Portugal star could be ready to leave Real as he feels he hasn’t won as many trophies there as he would have like to.
Ronaldo to take his leave?
Given that this campaign is now doomed to end without Los Blancos collecting any silverware it’s as good a time as any for him to make his departure, with reports suggesting PSG want to take advantage of this.
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The front of page of Spanish daily Marca details how the incredible sum of €125m is being prepared by the French champions, who are still vying to take their domestic dominance onto the European scene.
PSG solution or problem?
Bringing in a player like Ronaldo would be the ideal solution to the problem, particularly given that iconic forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been the driving force behind the Ligue 1 giants in recent seasons, looks to be heading out of his peak.
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That said many will wonder how PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi plans on financing such a bid whilst also complying with the Financial Fair Play rules that have already plagued his club in the past.
A failure to meet the regulations saw Laurent Blanc restricted to recording a deficit of just £50 million last summer, which has been earmarked as the reason they failed in their attempts to land Angel Di Maria.
As a result one would expect the powers that be at the Parc des Princes to be wary of falling foul of the same laws twice and a move for Ronaldo, widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, would certainly break the current world record for a transfer.
Of course the idea of the Portuguese forward taking his leave of Real this summer can’t be entirely ruled out given the circumstances.
There’s no questioning the fact that Florentino Perez will want to keep him, but he’s already voiced his backing for Carlo Ancelotti and so will be left out of sorts if the Italian is sacked, whilst the issue regarding major trophies is something that can’t be fixed simply with Real’s ridiculous financial backing.
Could he be fed up?
What’s more the Santiago Bernabeu is a known cauldron of pressure and Ronaldo might simply want to finish his career at a club where politics has far less say in what goes on when it comes to game time.
A return to Manchester United would be a dream come true for all Red Devils fans, though if any club can afford him at the moment and not breach the FFP regulations it will be a huge surprise.
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