Paris Saint-Germain wants Cristiano Ronaldo to link up with Lionel Messi and
Neymar if Kylian Mbappe leaves next summer.
Ronaldo and Messi have long been friendly rivals on the pitch – most notably in their
nine-year stint together in LaLiga at Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.
The French giants have enjoyed a remarkable summer window which was capped by
the arrival of six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi on a free transfer following his
departure from Barcelona.
PSG have already been installed as the bookie’s favorites to win this coming
season’s Champions League – but their attacking line-up could get even better next
year. According to AS, PSG are bracing themselves to lose Kylian Mbappe on a free
transfer in 2022 and want Ronaldo – who is also out of contract next year – to replace
The French striker, 22, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for years now.
Mbappe was tipped with a big-money exit this summer, with just one year left on his
contract. The France whiz has refused to put pen to paper on a new contract.
But with Real Madrid struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic, they
have been unable to splash the cash this year.
Mbappe is out of contract at the end of this season and PSG has admitted defeat in their hope of keeping him at the club.
Rather than cashing in though, club chiefs want to enjoy one more season of Mbappe
- alongside Messi and Neymar, no less.
But PSG don’t want to head into the 2022-23 season without a fearsome front-three –
and will make a move for Ronaldo to replace Mbappe.
Ronaldo had been tipped with a move away from Juventus this summer after the
Italian giants endured a horror 2020-21.