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PSG director Leonardo talks about Ronaldo move
Paris Saint-Germain director Leonardo has rejected to rule out a transfer for Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo amid ongoing speculation that the Portugal international has set his sights on a transfer away from the Bernabeu.
The legendary attacker made the news prior this season by admitting that he was miserable with life at the club, and a variety of the latest reports have suggested that he has no intention to sign a new agreement with los Blancos.
“Cristiano Ronaldo? Paris Saint-Germain have become a club where anything is possible,” Leonardo was quoted as saying by L’Equipe.
“However, he still has an ongoing contract with Real Madrid and we have to understand that he will not leave Madrid for just any club.
“When we are talking about a possible move for a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, there are only four or five clubs that can be taken into consideration. Paris Saint-Germain are one of those clubs …”
However, Leonardo was fast to rule out a move for Barcelona star Lionel Messi as well as Premier League left-back Patrice Evra and Ashley Cole.
“Messi will never leave Barcelona,” he mentioned. “With Christophe Jallet, Maxwell, Gregory van der Wiel and Sylvain Armand, I think we have what it takes.
“In the future, we will communicate about it, but not now. Cole or Evra? No.”
PSG achieved the last 16 of Champions League with ease, but the previous AC Milan coach went on to say that his current side are not favourites to claim the European title.
“It’s certain that Barca are the favourites,” he carried on. “But we can also say that there are seven games till the final …”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made a significant impact since signing up for the club from Milan in the summer season, and Leonardo says his form shows that the player is content at the club.
“Ibra is not only a great man, he has almost everything. If Ibra and Thiago Silva were not satisfied here, they would not be playing this way.”