Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo ‘considered PSG switch before the coronavirus pandemic with dreams of forming formidable attack with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe’
- Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018
- But he had reportedly become unhappy there before the coronavirus lockdown
- He reportedly wanted to link up with stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at PSG
- But the lockdown ensured any chance of a move to Ligue 1 was destroyed
Cristiano Ronaldo was considering a stunning move to Paris Saint-Germain before the coronavirus lockdown hit, according to reports in France.
The 35-year-old Portugal star joined Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018 and has gone on to win two consecutive Serie A titles.
But according to France Football, Ronaldo was underwhelmed by Juventus’ performances and was therefore weighing up his options.
Cristiano Ronaldo was considering a stunning move to Paris Saint-Germain before lockdown
The Juventus star reportedly dreams of playing with Neymar, with whom he has a close bond
The report claims had his heart set on a move to PSG because he dreamed of playing alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, having maintained a close bond with the Brazilian star while also reportedly ‘adoring’ the France World Cup winner.
Paris also holds a special place in Ronaldo’s heart as it is the city where he won the European Championships with Portugal in 2016.
The report claims his frustrations allegedly came to the boil in October last year following a Champions League tie against Lokomotiv Moscow which Juventus had won 2-1.
The 35-year-old Portuguese star also reportedly adores star forward Kylian Mbappe
Ronaldo’s frustrations reportedly came to the boil after a game against Lokomotiv Moscow
Ronaldo did not score or assist in a below-par performance from the hosts, and he reportedly realised Turin did not have the same attraction as Madrid or the Premier League.
He therefore was ready to picture himself away from the Allianz Stadium and form one of the deadliest attacks in world football with French side PSG, with one source even claiming the move was ‘very probable’.
However, the Covid-19 pandemic destroyed any chance of a potential move, and the wider financial implications of the virus suggests any move is now highly unlikely.
But the doom and gloom has since lifted around Maurizio Sarri’s side after they went on to secure a ninth consecutive Serie A title last month.
On an individual basis, he has racked up an impressive 63 goals in just 88 appearances but did lose out on the Golden Boot to Lazio forward Ciro Immobile.
But the doom and gloom around Juventus has since lifted after winning their ninth Serie A title