Will Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Finally Play in the Same Team?
Italian giants Juventus have offered the Portugese superstar Ronaldo to Barcelona.
Have you ever dreamt of Messi and Ronaldo playing together? If yes, you might want to sit down and give this article a read. Reports are out stating that Juventus has offered Cristiano Ronaldo to Barcelona. After Juventus lost to Olympique Lyonnais, things have been difficult for the club. Their coach Maurizio Sarri was sacked immediately after the loss. Even after Ronaldo scored two goals, Lyon got through to the quarter-finals. They won with an aggregate of 2-2 after scoring an away goal in the second leg. Juventus as a team want to do better as the fans are demanding more. Ronaldo’s salary is approximately 28 million euros per year. Getting him off the books would be the best deal according to Juventus. So, they are offering him out to the elite clubs of Europe.
Fabio Patricio, Director of Juventus and Pavel Nedved, the Vice President will be holding a meeting. The sole objective will be to decide who among Paulo Dybala and Ronaldo will be leaving. They can only afford to keep one player due to their current financial situation. Even Barcelona has not been doing well financially due to the pandemic. Affording Ronaldo will not be possible. Consequently, it is highly unlikely that Messi and Ronaldo will be playing in the same team. The battle has been going on forever stating who is the better player. Messi has won the Ballon d’Or 6 times while the Portuguese player has won it 5 times. Ronaldo has never stated anything related to wanting to leave the club. But, with the departure of Sarri, the future is unknown.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi Together – Will This Ever Happen?
Firstly, after Andrea Pirlo being appointed as the new manager, the club is planning to rebuild the team. The club wants to axe Aaron Ramsey and Paulo Dybala. With Ronaldo making €28 million per season, only a few clubs can afford him. Since the time Ronaldo joined Juventus, he has been the top goal scorer. France Football had put out a report suggesting Ronaldo moving to Paris Saint Germain. He was hoping to build an attacking trio with Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappe.
Jorge Mendes, who is Ronaldo’s agent has approached many clubs. Some of them are PSG, Real Madrid, Inter Miami. A move to Inter Miami might be next to impossible. It is said so because Ronaldo will then not be getting a chance to play the UCL. Barcelona has already failed to pull off Martinez’s transfer. So, Ronaldo moving to Barcelona is next to impossible. It will surely be interesting though to watch where Ronaldo will be going next. Let us know in the comments section where you think Ronaldo will be moving to.
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