According to reports, Paris Saint-Germain has ruled out the possibility of signing Cristiano Ronaldo, who is in desperate need of a new team.
Due to an explosive interview with Piers Morgan in which he attacked manager Erik ten Hag, the Glazer family, and high-ranking officials, the 37-year-old striker has severed ties with Manchester United.
Now that there aren’t many suitors, Ronaldo and the club are hoping to engineer a transfer during the January transfer window, but it’s getting harder and harder.
PSG’s position hasn’t changed after they passed up the chance to sign the five-time Ballon d’Or winner over the summer when he first informed the Old Trafford hierarchy of his desire to leave.
CBS Sports report that the French champions still don’t consider Ronaldo a target even after his jaw-dropping tirade, ending speculation of a long-awaited link-up with eternal rival Lionel Messi.
Before sensationally re-signing for United last summer, the Portuguese megastar believed that the door was open for a move to Paris. Despite rumours of interest, the Ligue 1 powerhouses have now categorically rejected a transfer.
Instead, PSG will concentrate on other targets and trying to extend star player Messi’s contract past the end of the current campaign.
The future of Ronaldo, the captain of Portugal, is uncertain as the World Cup draws near. No club has emerged as a serious contender for his signature, despite the sad end of his second stint at Old Trafford with United’s decision to part ways.
After meeting with Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, over the summer, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly was considering a deal, but former Blues manager Thomas Tuchel ultimately decided against including the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in his squad.
It remains to be seen if Boehly could persuade Ronaldo’s current manager, Graham Potter, to add him to his squad, but it seems unlikely given that the Portuguese megastar has only scored one Premier League goal this year and is obviously in decline.
If Cristiano Ronaldo is willing to take a significant pay cut from his £480,000 weekly salary, a return to Sporting Lisbon may be in the cards.
The former Real Madrid and Juventus talisman came through Sporting’s ranks as a teenager, and boss Ruben Amorim has insisted that Ronaldo remains a popular figure in Lisbon.
“Everyone at Sporting likes him, there’s not much to say,” Amorim stated, via O Jogo, in response to talk of a return. “He himself says he wants to do things in peace to follow his future. He will decide his future.
“I won’t be here telling you how things are for me. In the summer, it became obvious that things don’t all pass me by. There’s the club, there’s the structure. He’s a Manchester United player.”