Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to join PSG before COVID-19 pandemic
Apparently, Cristiano Ronaldo was looking for a way out of Juventus. Then, the coronavirus hit.
According to France Football, Ronaldo wanted to leave Juventus to join Paris Saint-Germain and play alongside of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. However, the COVID-19 pandemic squashed the potential transfer.
The idea of Ronaldo linking up with Neymar and Mbappe was apparently birthed back in October after Juventus narrowly escaped with a 2-1 win over Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League.
As a matter of fact, some inside Ronaldo’s entourage called the idea of a transfer to PSG “very possible” before the coronavirus hit.
Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be unhappy with his supporting cast at Juventus.
The Portuguese superstar originally joined the Italian club back in 2018. While he went on to lead Juventus to a Serie A title during his first season with the team, he had a relatively disappointing debut campaign, scoring just 21 goals. That marked Ronaldo’s lowest output since his final year with Manchester United in 2008-09.
Juventus captured yet another Serie A championship in Ronaldo’s sophomore campaign with the squad this season, and this time around, the 35-year-old has been considerably more productive, racking up 31 scores.
Prior to joining Juventus, Ronaldo had spent nine seasons with Real Madrid, where he stamped his name among the most talented footballers in history. Throughout his time in Spain, Ronaldo compiled three 40-goal campaigns and led his club to four Champions League titles.
Since going pro in 2002, Cristiano Ronaldo has collected five Ballon d’Or awards and five Champions League crowns.