Ronaldo was on his way to Joining PSG before Covid-19 – reports

BEFORE celebrating yet another league trophy with his third club outside of Portugal with Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have been on the brink of signing for Paris-Saint Germain in France’s Ligue One.

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The move for the former Real Madrid man was, according to reports, on the cards even prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, which saw most football leagues across Europe stagnant for three months. This is despite firing Juventus to another Scudetto in his second season in Turin, with France Football reporting that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was “unhappy” and “had a dream” of lining up alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

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Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was reportedly on the cusp of a move to Ligue 1 side PSG bar the disruption caused by the coronavirus (Image: AFP).

Had this transpired, it would have been certain to rival the strike force that Neymar himself was central to in his time at Barcelona, where he lined up alongside fellow-South Americans Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, in a devastating attacking trio. But according to the French outlet, the emergence of coronavirus means the likelihood of a potential big-money transfer happening is now pretty slim.

Ronaldo, Neymar and Mbappe in the same side would be almost unfair for opposition defenders in Ligue One. The 35-year-old, who was “ready to picture himself” in destination [sic] and was keen on a move to Paris, where he won Euro 2016 with Portugal, is not expected to hang up his boots in a Juve jersey, while it remains to be seen if PSG come up as the final destination of his storied career.