A case of wishful thinking?
Former Paris Saint-Germain striker Pauleta has advised the French giants to attempt to sign the best players in the world, starting with Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Parc des Princes side were taken over by the Qatari Investment Authority in the summer and have since spent considerable sums of money to sign the likes of Javier Pastore, Jeremy Menez and Kevin Gameiro.
The club’s resurgence has delighted Pauleta, 38, who believes they must continue to use their financial clout to bring the game’s top names to Paris.
“The arrival of the investors from Qatar is a good thing. Everybody is happy that they’re at PSG. They have the money to sign the best players in the world, and I advise them to go after Cristiano Ronaldo,” Pauleta was quoted as saying by RMC.
Whilst it’s true that PSG are riding high and have bags of cash a move for Cristiano Ronaldo anytime soon may well fail to bear fruit. Former Parc des Prince favourite Pauleta clearly knows the Portuguese international well from his time alongside the attacker on national team duty and whilst money may well be an important factor for the Bernabeu man, so is success and the Ligue 1 side are still a way from being considered a European giant.
PSG are reportedly heavily linked with moves to bring Carlo Ancelotti to take over as boss from Antoine Kombouaré, which would be harsh given that he has taken his side to the top of the domestic table.
However the club’s Qatari owners are thought to want to bring in a high profile manager and the Italian did of course work with PSG’s director of football Leonardo at the San Siro before Ancelotti left to take over at Chelsea.