The Major Reason Why PSG Did Not Sign Ronaldo From Madrid
Before Cristiano Ronaldo packed his bags at Real Madrid to make his big summer move to Juventus, there would not have been many football fans who would have thought the Italian club would be his first choice.
Let's face it: most people would have expected Manchester United to make a move for their former star, while the big-spending Paris Saint-Germain would have surely launched a bid for the Portuguese forward, right?
Well, it seems that both United and PSG were interested, with the French club speaking to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's agent, Jorge Mendes, ahead of last season's Champions League final.
So, what happened to the move?
According to El Mundo (via Yahoo!), PSG wanted to secure the services of the former Madrid star on one big condition: if he waited for the club to launch the bid.
Basically, PSG didn't want to make a move for Ronaldo in the transfer window and allow Los Blancos to respond by doing their best efforts to lure away Kylian Mbappé or Neymar.
For the former United player, he wasn't willing to take the risk that PSG's transfer posed, probably for the fact that Madrid could have rejected all bids for him.
It might have taken some time for the Juventus star to settle in at the Italian club, but he has found his shooting boots.
Cristiano Ronaldo in Juventus training today:- Cristiano Ronaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) 4 October 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus:- Cristiano Ronaldo (@CRonaldoV2) 5 October 2018
- Most Man of the Match awards
- Most goals + assists in Serie A
- Most assists in Serie A
- Most shots on goal
- Won every game
What a Legendary Footballer!
:goat: #Ronaldo #CR7Juve pic.twitter.com/4FMeSx2Bk4
Juventus have now won 9 consecutive games for the first time ever in the history of the club.- Cristiano Ronaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) 2 October 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo effect. pic.twitter.com/5qJ0Btk5nk
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