THE RUMOUR mill has gone full force ahead with suggestions that Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo may want to leave Turin for a mega transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
Per previous reports, the 35-year-old was close to signing for PSG before the Covid-19 outbreak, with the reasons for why a move for him was not concluded, unclear. Reports now, however, have told that Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is set to meet with PSG’s sporting director Leonardo Araújo to discuss a potential move to the Ligue 1 club.
According to Le10 Sport, the super-agent and Araújo will hold talks during the Champions League competition in Lisbon, where it may be determined if and when the Portugal captain will make the move to the French capital. Ronaldo scored both goals in a 2-1 win over Olympique Lyon but his side were eliminated from the Champions League on away goals.
It has also been claimed that he is frustrated with the club’s early exit from the competition after winning just the league title in the 2019/20 campaign. Ronaldo, who joined the Italian giants two seasons ago from Real Madrid, still has two years left on his current deal.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner weighed in with an impressive 37 goals last season, and despite rumours suggesting he could be leaving Turin, Juve chief Andrea Agnelli insisted the forward will do anything but. “I am entirely convinced he will stay,” said Agnelli.
I think the report was down to an interview from several months ago, which just happened to be published just before we played against a French team. It’s an old media trick [but] no, I can assure you that Ronaldo remains a pillar of Juventus.”