Cristiano Ronaldo Was Reportedly Close To Joining Paris Saint-Germain Before COVID-19 Pandemic
Despite firing Juventus to another Scudetto in his second season in Turin, France Football say the five-time Ballon d'Or winner was "unhappy" and "had a dream" of lining up alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in a stunning strikeforce.
According to the French outlet, Ronaldo became particularly frustrated in October when he failed to score or assist in a 2-1 win over Lokomotiv Moscow - missing a tap-in and not really celebrating the winning goal with Paulo Dybala.
The report states the Portuguese superstar was "ready to picture himself" in destination and was keen on a move to Paris, where he won Euro 2016 with Portugal.
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His representatives believed it was "very probable" that the former Manchester United and Real Madrid would be leaving.
France Football: Cristiano hates Juve is not up to par. He was dreaming of Paris, to play with Neymar & Mbappe who he adores. If Nasser al-Khelaïfi was in the same room then, all he had to do was hand Ronaldo one piece of paper & he'd be a PSG player but Covid changed everything.- M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) August 4, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo is not unhappy at Juventus also not very happy. A departure isn't excluded. PSG is ahead. Though if It wasn't pandemic the chances of this happening was larger as per @francefootball- Sujoy Shyam Pritam (@sujoy_pritam) August 4, 2020
Ronaldo, Neymar and Mbappe in the same side would be almost unfair for opposition defenders in Ligue One, but the emergence of coronavirus means the likelihood of a potential big-money transfer happening is now pretty slim.
The 35-year old, who has 63 goals in 88 appearances for Juventus, celebrated the club's latest triumph by purchasing a rare £8.5 million Bugatti Centodieci and a £5.5 million luxury yacht that he and his family have been spending time on.
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