A new transfer rumor has claimed Zidane would make signing Ronaldo his first request if he becomes the next PSG manager.
Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo made history at Real Madrid together like never before, but could they do it again in France?
Paris Saint-Germain have already tried to sign Ronaldo in the past. They got Lionel Messi instead last summer, but it seems they still fancy a crack at signing CR7.
A rumor from the Mirror claims PSG have not been put off by the Portuguese turning 37 at the weekend. In fact, the French giants are hopeful of a deal. They’ve noted Ronaldo’s frustration at Manchester United’s progress, and think a summer exit from Old Trafford is on the cards.
Replacing manager Mauricio Pochettino with Zidane for next season would only fuel this hope.
Marca has added Zidane would make bringing Ronaldo to the Parc des Princes his ‘first request’ if he does take charge of the club.
Apparently, Ronaldo might be open to the prospect of playing alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar in Paris.
Zinedine Zidane would like to bring Cristiano Ronaldo with him to PSG. It would be a condition imposed on Parisian leaders.
— CristianoXtra (@CristianoXtra_) February 7, 2022
How did CR7 do under Zizou?
The pair reached heights that were previously unimaginable at Real Madrid. Three consecutive Champions League titles were the icing on the cake. Six other trophies followed, which included one La Liga crown and two FIFA Club World Cups, during a two-and-a-half-year stint.
“Zidane made me feel special,” Ronaldo told DAZN about his former coach in 2019.
“He helped me a lot. I already respected him but working with him made me admire him even more, for the way he is, the way he talks, how he sets up the team and for how he treated me.”
“He used to say, ‘Cris, rest because you will be the one who makes the difference. He was always honest and for that, I’ll keep him in my heart.”
Ronaldo managed 112 goals and 29 assists in 114 games under Zidane at Real Madrid.