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Ronaldo would enjoy playing for PSG, says Berbatov

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Cristiano Ronaldo would enjoy French football and nothing would stand in his way of joining PSG if he wished to do so, says Dimitar Berbatov.

France Football claimed earlier this week that Ronaldo became disillusioned with life at Juventus and eyed a move to Paris Saint-Germain before COVID-19 curtailed it.

The Portuguese ace allegedly fancied forming a new all-star trio of himself, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the attack.

This report came just days after Ronaldo announced plans to win a third Serie A title in a row with Juventus next season, which seemingly put all doubts over his future to rest.

But Berbatov, who played alongside Cristiano at Manchester United during the 2009/10 season, believes a move to France wouldn’t be a bad call for his former teammate.

“I have heard rumours that Ronaldo may go to PSG,” the ex-striker told Betfair.

“It would be no surprise to see him like [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic and play at 39, and even at 35 he is still so sought after as a player.

“Money is no object for PSG, and if both parties want it, it can happen. Imagine Ronaldo with Mbappe and Neymar, wow!

“He would enjoy playing in France, it’s not as strong as Spain, Italy, or England. It’s similar to Germany, PSG are like Bayern and everyone else is way behind.”

Succeeding in Ligue 1 by winning a fourth major European league title would be a magnificent achievement. For many fans, it would also make Ronaldo’s case to become the greatest player of all-time even stronger compared to Lionel Messi’s.

Unlike Cristiano, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner has spent his entire career at Barcelona.

“He has succeeded at different clubs, while Messi stayed at Barca,” continued Berbatov.

“They are two different paths, but both are equally good. Where you succeed isn’t as important as how you succeed, and both guys have done amazing things in their lives.

“Messi could end up president of Barca I think! It’s like Giggsy and [David] Beckham, Giggsy stayed at home his whole life and achieved amazing things, while David travelled and became a superstar globally. Personal choice is important.”