French giants could pounce as Ronaldo considers handing in transfer request.
PSG could be back in for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo in January after it has emerged that the Portuguese star is considering handing in a transfer request at the Bernabeu.
The 28-year-old has been unsettled at Real Madrid for much of the summer, after enduring a difficult time at the club as a section of supporters turned on him for some inconsistent performances, and was strongly linked with a return to former club Manchester United.
Big-spending French duo PSG and Monaco were also keen on the talented winger, and they will join several other clubs as being on red alert this January as Ronaldo may look to force an exit from the club.
This news comes after Ronaldo revealed his anger and surprise that the Spanish giants sold key player Mesut Ozil to Arsenal on the deadline day of the summer transfer window, with the German international seemingly not in the first-team plans of manager Carlo Ancelotti following the recent additions of Isco and Gareth Bale.
The ongoing Bale saga is another problem that has affected Ronaldo, with the former United star seemingly threatened by the Welshman breaking his record of becoming the most expensive player of all time when he sealed his £85m move to the Spanish capital.
Although Bale himself has said he is hoping to strike up a partnership with Ronaldo instead of replace him, it has long been suspected that Real have been preparing for the possible exit of the Portuguese star by pursuing the former Tottenham winger so strongly.
Ozil’s departure has also affected other players in the Real Madrid camp, with the likes of Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Arbeloa and Sami Khedira all expressing their surprise that he was allowed to leave the club.
Ronaldo and Ozil had formed an effective partnership at the club, with the pair instrumental in the team’s success in 2011/12, when Los Blancos won La Liga under Jose Mourinho.
Ancelotti may be looking to build a new side now, having also sanctioned the sale of prolific goal-scorer Gonzalo Higuain to Napoli this summer, and it seems likely that Ronaldo feels increasingly alienated at the club where he had previously been such a success.
Ronaldo has scored 202 goals in 202 appearances in his time in Spain, a phenomenal record that will mean he won’t come cheap even if he does hand in a transfer request, with PSG likely to be club most able to meet his wage demands as well as Real’s asking price, which could still be over £80m and break the world transfer record again.