Cristiano Ronaldo could be set for a stunning move to PSG next summer if Juventus decide to put their star man up for sale.
The 35-year-old, who joined the Serie A champions from Real Madrid in 2018, currently earns £28million per year in Turin, five times more than his highest-paid team-mate Paulo Dybala, and Juve are reportedly keen to get Ronaldo’s wages off their books.
When asked about Ronaldo’s potential availability, PSG Sporting Director Leonardo refused to dismiss a move out of hand, instead noting that ‘something unforeseen can happen’.
“Today in football we do not know what will happen,” he told PSGTV. “Maybe tomorrow Cristiano Ronaldo wakes up and says I want to go play elsewhere.
“Who can buy him? It’s a closed circle. PSG enters this circle. Usually it is about opportunities, situations.
“The transfer window, we have to prepare for it and that’s what we do. We have our priorities, our lists, but something unforeseen can happen.”
Despite the coronavirus crisis forcing Europe’s top clubs to scale back amid financial problems, Leonardo insisted the Ligue 1 champions still have the ‘capacity’ to plan ahead.
“Last year we lost between 15 and 20% and this year it will be more,” he detailed. “But honestly, at PSG, there is the capacity and the means to overcome the crisis.
“The other clubs will perhaps have more difficulty to overcome the crisis. But the ambition here is always enormous.”
Meanwhile, Juve boss Andrea Pirlo confirmed Ronaldo picked up an injury which forced him off during the draw with Lazio in Rome.
The No 7 went off with an ankle knock and was seen having his foot strapped with an ice pack during the closing stages of the match. It still remains to be seen whether he will link up with Portugal during the international break.
Juventus currently sit fifth in Serie A, four points off early leaders AC Milan.