Paris Saint-Germain are hoping to address their Financial Fair Play concerns before making a move for Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo next summer.
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Reports from France, cited in Spanish newspaper AS, claim that the Santiago Bernabeu superstar is a target for the Ligue 1 champions, however they won’t be making a move in this summer’s transfer window.
Instead, the newspaper claims, PSG are drawing up a plan to land the Portugal captain next year. The French giants aim to address Financial Fair Play issues by lowering their wage bill and freeing up funds to finance a move. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out of contract at the Parc des Princes in June 2016, and if the Swedish legend departs the club, their wage bill would drop significantly; thus making a Ronaldo transfer possible.
Most players after reaching the landmark of 30-years-old could be made available at a cut price; however, the Portugal international isn’t ‘most’, and, what’s more, his €350,000 wages remain the biggest stumbling block, hence PSG’s need to challenge their highest earners.
Ibrahimovic earns €15m per-year – Ronaldo €17m – and the Swede’s future in Paris could be the decider in Ronaldo swapping the Spanish captain for the French capital.
AS reaffirmed the former Manchester United winger’s desire to see out his current Los Blancos contract – which expires in 2018 – but the newspaper concedes that anything could happen within the next 12 months.
A trophy-less season, which cost Carlo Ancelotti his job [The Independent], filled with whistles and catcalls from the Real faithful has left the futures of a number of the Spanish giants’ superstars uncertain.
Recent reports from Eurosport claimed that the Red Devils had made an official approach for four Real players: Gareth Bale, Raphael Varane, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.