Club to use petrodollars to lure Real Madrid pair to Parc des Princes.
Mega-rich French club Paris Saint Germain have declared their interest in signing Real Madrid galactico Cristiano Ronaldo and manager Jose Mourinho.
PSG, who can boast the wealthiest owners in world football, have already made Zlatan Ibrahimovic the best paid player in the world but fancy a mouth-watering scoring partnership with Ronaldo.
Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, right-hand man to PSG’s oil-rich owner Sheikh Nasser Al Khelaifi, was asked during a TV interview in France whether the club were considering attempting to lure Ronaldo and Mourinho from the Bernabeu.
Al-Thani added: ‘Paris Saint Germain is one of the best clubs in the world, I’m sure. From the start, our goal has been to win the Champions League. I don’t think it’s difficult, we’re one of the best clubs in France and we hope to become the best club in Europe and even the world.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Wow. PSG’s project to become the biggest club in world football has seen already seen the Parisiens make a splash in the transfer market, landing AC Milan duo Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic last summer and agreeing a £35m deal for Brazil’s Lucas Moura.
But the acquisition of Ronaldo and Mourinho, arguably the finest individual player and manager on the planet, would create shockwaves in the world of football, blowing the club’s previous acquisitions out of the water.
While Ronaldo has been a huge success at the Bernebeu, the 27-year-old is not entirely happy in Madrid and admitted earlier in the season that he was ‘sad’ at some aspects of life in the Spanish Capital.
Mourinho, meanwhile, delivered Real’s first title in three seasons last term but has been booed on ocassion by the club’s demanding supporters, who will settle for nothing less than titles coupled with free-flowing attacking football. And the Special One is under increasing pressure this term, with Real currently 13 points fierce rivals Barca and trailing neighbours Atletico in La Liga.
There’s an argument that it’d be a shame to see Ronaldo and Mourinho leave one the biggest clubs in world football for one of the richest but PSG clearly have an exciting project and no-one thinks any less of Ibrahimovic since his move to the Parc des Princes, particularly given the Swede’s stunning form this season.
While La Liga boasts the two greatest sides in the world, there are a host of average teams in Spain’s top-tier and advocates of Ligue 1 would suggest the French league is not far behind the Spanish equivalent.
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