European Giants Ready To Break Transfer Record For Cristiano Ronaldo

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With new clubs, particularly those in the Premier League emerging into the limelight and becoming transfer heavyweights, the purchasing prowess of PSG seems to have been somewhat dwarfed.

This doesn’t change their splurge of last season over Neymar Jr and Mbappe, with the former’s move from Barcelona having broken the transfer record with an unprecedented fee of £222 million.

It would appear that the Qatari-backed giants are prepared to flex their transfer muscle yet again, and will go even bigger this time around.

As per reports in Spain, PSG will actively seek to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Paris this summer, with a deal of £263 million reported to be in the making by the Ligue 1 giants.

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A host of factors are brought into question by this claim. It is no secret that the desire to purchase has arisen out of the Portuguese superstar’s quizzical claims regarding a potential departure.

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While Manchester United are thought to be the most likely club to seal the deal, issues from the higher-ups at Madrid may block this.

Further, it is unclear as to how this offer from PSG will work out, considering that Ronaldo has a buy-out clause that dwarfs even this amount, and is penned to Madrid till 2021.

It will also be interesting to see whether this translates into Neymar going the other way as well, as that is a deal that has been in the murmurs for quite a while now.

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All in all, Ronaldo’s spell at the Spanish capital has been phenomenal to say the least, with his 311 goals in 292 La Liga appearances furthered only by his Champions League antics with the side, the most noticeable being the hat-trick of titles he helped them achieve.

A new challenge could await him, and possibly one with a better paycheck. PSG or United?

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