A shock report has emerged claiming that an ‘unhappy’ Cristiano Ronaldo came close to joining Neymar and Mbappe at PSG.
Two years on from his shock move from Real Madrid, Ronaldo continues to amaze at the ripe old age of 35. He recently made it back-to-back Serie A titles and is now hunting for a first Champions League title with Juventus this month.
The Portuguese star has been nothing short of sensational for the Bianconeri, scoring 31 goals in just 33 league games, and recently teasing plans of winning another Italian league crown next season.
But while Ronaldo suggests he is content with life in Turin, France Football claims otherwise.
The French outlet, which presents the Ballon d’Or ceremony each year, claims CR7 was ‘unhappy’ at Juve. He apparently eyed a switch to Paris Saint-Germain before COVID-19 curtailed the move.
Ronaldo allegedly had his heart set on linking up with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in Paris. Seeing the trio line up together would, no doubt, make a tantalizing prospect, and one that Nasser Al-Khelaifi would love to pull off.
The PSG president recently spoke of his admiration for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, praising his ‘relentless desire’ to none other than France Football.
Cristiano Ronaldo was seeking an exit from Juventus to join PSG before the coronavirus hit this year.
The 35-year-old had a desire to play alongside Mbappé and Neymar in France but the start of the pandemic ended any chance of a deal occurring.
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Furthermore, France Football adds that the Italian dream is no more for Ronaldo. He apparently feels that playing in Turin doesn’t hold the same attraction as Real Madrid or the Premier League, with his frustrations peaking during a Champions League match in Russia last November.
In the clash against Lokomotiv Moscow, which Juve won 2-1, Ronaldo didn’t score or assist. Although Aaron Ramsey pinched his goal during that game. Therefore, Cristiano allegedly eyed wanted to join close friend Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, who he ‘adores’.
The prospect of forming one of the most devasting attacking trios and the financial backing of Qatar Sports Investments greatly appealed to him.
But the COVID-19 financial impact ended any chance of a move to PSG, leaving Ronaldo to stay in Turin.