Qatari owned Paris Saint Germain have become renowned of late for signing hefty cheques like they are routine autographs filled in for screaming fans, as they embark on a project to reach a status level that matches the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United.
Ever since the take over in 2011 PSG have flooded the transfer market with oil money. Argentinean Javier Pastore became the first flagship signing, setting a French transfer record of 43m Euros in the same year. The sleeping French giants have spent £160m in the past two seasons, adding players such as Lavezzi, Thiago Silva and Ibrahimovic, in a bid to wake the club up.
Now manager Ancelotti has Ronaldo in his sights. "I don't know if it is a transfer the club could do. Ronaldo is the symbol of Real Madrid. But which coach could state he doesn't want Cristiano Ronaldo?"
Ronaldo is reportedly unhappy at the Bernabeu, believing that Madrid is not matching his ambitions to become the world’s highest paid footballer. PSG are one of the few clubs in the world that could possibly make the Portuguese wingers dreams a reality.
Boss Ancelotti also see’s no problem in putting two of the biggest heads in football in the same team, "I believe he could play with Ibra without any trouble. Anyway they have the qualities to play together.
"I don't think it could set any trouble of egos. At Milan, I had a lot of players with strong characters, and we built an amazing team."
Ancelotti’s dreamy statement comes only days after Jose Mourinho declared that he would be interested in becoming the manager of PSG in the future, to feed his ‘motivation’ to win a league title in a fifth country.
Perhaps the Italians admission is simply a throw away comment, meant to excite the fans in Paris and lesson the threat of Mourinho gate crashing his party?
Any serious move from PSG would also tell the world a lot about Ronaldo’s ambition in the game.
If he were to sign it would surely be in keeping with his desire to be the best paid footballer on the planet.
In contrast it would be difficult to see, with all due respect, how someone playing in the less competitive French ‘Ligue 1’ could ever achieve the accolade of ‘best football player in the world?’
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