Marseille Target Double Swoop Of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane
By Mike Parrott
French side Marseille are targeting a double swoop of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, and Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane after their inevitable takeover.
A sleeping giant in France wants to return with a bang it seems. The 1993 UEFA Champions League winners, and recent runners-up of Ligue 1, Olympique de Marseille are about to have new owners this Summer.
With French businessman Mourad Boudjellal leading a consortium of Middle Eastern companies to buy Marseille for €700 million, the former Champions League winners want to return to the ways of old when they dominated French football.
:speaking_head:️ Prospective Marseille investor Ajroudi: "What would be better than bringing back a local lad - Zinedine Zidane?- Goal (@goal) July 10, 2020
"And a player that I will never forget is Cristiano Ronaldo. Do I dream of signing him for Marseille? Everything is possible in life."
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With Marseille coming 12 points behind Ligue 1 winners Paris Saint-Germain, the team needs some reinforcements, and Boudjellal wants to bring back a hometown hero in the form of Zinedine Zidane.
"But what would be better than bringing back a local lad? Zinedine Zidane? The future will tell us."
Off for a you go ... and you.- Olympique de Marseille (@OM_English) July 9, 2020
The potential new face of Marseille also said he dreams to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to the Stade Velodrome:
"And a player that I will never forget is Cristiano Ronaldo. I like respect and discipline. He embodies that...Do I dream of signing him for Marseille? Everything is possible in life. He is generous and gives a lot. It makes me vibrate...It would be a dream to have him in Marseille... But that is the task of Mourad Boudjellal."
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