Juventus Are Reportedly Considering A Shock Deal Where They Will Look To Swap Cristiano Ronaldo For One Of PSG

       

Ronaldo, who is the all-time international and Champions League record goalscorer, scored an impressive 29 goals in 33 league games for Juventus last season, as well as winning the Euro 2020 Golden Boot with five goals.

And with the Portuguese phenomenon edging closer to the age of 37, the Serie A giants are said to be keen on offloading him in a surprise swap deal for one of PSG’s younger forwards.

According to French publication L’Equipe, the Old Lady are willing to part ways with Ronaldo in order to bring in long-term target Mauro Icardi, who they were heavily linked with in 2019.

It should come as an enormous surprise, too, especially given the poor season the Argentine had with the French giants last term, finding the back of the net just seven times in 20 appearances.

The move could also see Ronaldo link up with PSG’s Kylian Mbappe – both regarded as the best strikers in the world – with the young forward publically declaring the 36-year-old as his idol in football.

For Juventus, Ronaldo’s eye-watering wage of nearly a million-a-week could be deemed to be holding them back financially as they look to add quality to other parts of the pitch.

Ronaldo posted a cryptic message on social media on Sunday which sparked further speculation over his future.

Posing next to his Rolls Royce, Ronaldo wrote “Decision day” in an Instagram post that quickly earned seven million likes. Make of that what you will.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a sensational transfer to Premier League side Manchester City this summer.

Juventus superstar Ronaldo’s future is yet to be resolved and he has just a year left on his current contract.

The club would accept his request to leave this summer if he wanted to, but nothing is stopping him walking away for free next summer.

Calciomercato per JuveFC have claimed Ronaldo could be in line to join City as their replacement for Sergio Aguero.

Aguero joined Barcelona on a free transfer earlier this summer and City have made no progress in signing a replacement.

Erling Haaland and Harry Kane have been mooted but no move has been proposed yet.

It means the door could be open to sign Ronaldo, who made his name with bitter rivals Manchester United.

Ronaldo arrived at United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003 as an 18-year-old with bags of potential.

He’d achieve that an much more in six years at Old Trafford, winning three Premier Leagues and the Champions League.

Real Madrid paid a then-world record fee of £80 million for Ronaldo in 2009 and it brought his stay in England to an end.

But with City in need of a clinical forward, the door could be open once again.

Manager Pep Guardiola insisted it would be hard for City to buy an expensive striker in the current climate.

“There is a lot of big chances that maybe we are not going to sign a striker for next season,” Guardiola explained per The Guardian.

“Listen, with these prices we are not going to sign any striker – we cannot afford it, it’s impossible. That’s not going to happen, no. All the clubs struggle financially and we are not an exception.

“We have Gabriel [Jesus] and Ferran [Torres] who played incredible in this position this season.

“We have enough players in the first team right now and we have interesting players in the academy. And we have played, many, many, times with a false nine.

“There is a big chance, with the situation in the world, the economic problems in world football, we are not going to sign any striker for next season.”

Ronaldo’s contract situation means he’d likely be available at a lower fee than his market value.

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