CRISTIANO RONALDO was ‘unhappy’ and nearly joined Paris Saint-Germain before coronavirus lockdown, startling reports show In France.
The Portuguese hero, 35, moved from Real Madrid to Juventus just two years ago.
But according to France Football, he was weighing his options and was keen to switch to PSG because he dreamed of playing alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Paris also has special memories for Ronaldo as it is the city where he won the European Championships with Portugal in 2016.
Ronaldo’s frustrations with the old lady are said to have peaked in October 2019 after a Champions League draw against Lokomotiv Moscow.
Although Juve won the game 2-1, Ronaldo failed to score or assist – and missed a keeper – as the team’s performance fell below par.
The article added that he was ready to imagine himself away from the Allianz stadium and playing his football elsewhere, realizing that Turin did not have the same attraction as Madrid or the Premier League.
Instead, he saw PSG as a possible destination – he has a close connection to Neymar and is said to have ‘worshiped’ Mbappe.
So the chance to form one of the deadliest attacks in world football at a club with the financial backing of Qatar Sports Investments came as no surprise.
A source even claimed the move was “very likely” before the pandemic curbed a potential move.
However, the impact of the coronavirus on the sports glove means that any potential transfer of mega-money to Paris again appears to be out of reach.
Since joining Juventus, Ronaldo has won Serie A in both seasons.
On an individual basis, he racked up an impressive 63 goals in just 88 appearances, but missed the Golden Boot this quarter at Ciro Immobile.