Zlatan Ibrahimovic has warned Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo that there is only one boss at Paris Saint-Germain.
Rumours are rife that Ronaldo could join PSG at the end of the season - Guillem Balague, who has just released a book about the Portuguese star, believes the Parc des Princes is a more likely destination for the three-time Ballon d’Or winner than Old Trafford - and speculation was intensified after he was seen whispering in the ear of Laurent Blanc after Real Madrid played the French champions last week.
"Your team plays really well," Ronaldo is quoted to have told Blanc by Le Parisien, according to the Mirror. "I would love to work with you."
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The suggestion is that Ronaldo would replace Zlatan, who turned 34 last month, as PSG’s main man. However, the mercurial Sweden international has warned Ronaldo that he’s going nowhere, no matter who arrives.
“It doesn’t matter what people say or write, because there’s only one boss at PSG, and that’s me,” Zlatan is quoted as saying by The Sun. “I’ve felt like part of this project since I first came here. Everything is easier now. We’ve built a great team between all of us.”
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Move to PSG makes sense for Ronaldo
Next summer could be the perfect time for Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid, with the 30-year-old beginning to show signs that he’s finally starting to slow down.
The former Manchester United star has only scored in four of 11 league matches for Los Blancos this season - with five of his eight La Liga goals coming in the 6-0 thrashing of Espanyol in September - while his overall influence during matches is also diminishing.
After winning the lot at the Bernabeu and having cemented his status as Real Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer, it would make sense for Ronaldo to join PSG, where he could continue earning a fortune and have the opportunity to create more history with a new club.
If he inspires PSG to their first-ever Champions League title, then it will almost guarantee another Ballon d’Or.
And given that Ronaldo’s dream is to finish his career known as the best player of all time, perhaps a new set of challenges at PSG could be just what he needs at this stage in his career.
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