Ronaldo has told Los Blancos that he will leave Spain if convicted of tax fraud this summer, as the 32-year-old believes that he has not been treated fairly over claims in Spain that he owes £13 million in taxes.
And as Daily Mail reports, Paris Saint-Germain will be the first team to splash the big bucks for the World Player of the Year, after having already discussed the possibilities behind-the-scenes with his agent, Jorge Mendes, in Cardiff two weeks ago.
It was claimed that PSG president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, and the Portuguese’s agent met in Cardiff just hours before the Champions League final on June 3.
A meeting that reportedly lasted for two hours at the city’s Hilton Hotel mainly comprised of Mendes telling Al-Khelaifi about the imminent problems that Ronaldo was facing in Spain, and in return, the PSG chief asked to be kept informed of any kind of developments in the matter.
The French giants had tried to acquire the services of the superstar 18 months ago, but Ronaldo then decided to sign a new contract at the Bernabeu.
However, if the Madrid talisman decides to leave Spain this summer, then PSG, who recently lost the league title to Monaco, would not think twice before spending big to bring arguably the world’s most iconic footballer to Paris in time for next season.
But PSG won’t be the only side bidding for Ronaldo, as his former employers, Manchester United, may also come into the picture. However, the massive amount Real Madrid want for their main man may be too much for the Premier League giants, as manager Jose Mourinho would essentially have to build his whole team around Ronaldo.
Mourinho, though, will reportedly give his final say on whether the Red Devils should make an offer for the decorated forward if and when Ronaldo does decide to seek a move.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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