The stunning revelations that Lionel Messi made about Cristiano Ronaldo
In light of the significant speculation around Cristiano Ronaldo’s future, Lionel Messi has already stated that he would prefer to play with the Portuguese great.
The Manchester United team is in Bangkok for a preseason-friendly matchup against Liverpool, but Ronaldo has not traveled there with the rest of the group. Although he is away for family reasons, the 37-year-old has been unhappy with Manchester United’s performance and transfer activity since he rejoined the team from Juventus last year. As a result, he has been linked with a summer departure.
There are only a handful of clubs expected to be in the mix for Ronaldo, with Chelsea among them. However, the prospect of a Paris Saint-Germain move – and with it, a chance to play alongside Messi – has also been floated.
Back in 2015, Messi was asked about the prospect of playing alongside Ronaldo. At the time, the pair were rivals with Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively, and had been battling it out for a number of successive Ballon d’Or, but the Argentine adopted a never-say-never approach.
“Yes, of course,” he said when quizzed on the subject. “I always like to play with the best, and he is one of them.
“I think it will be difficult for us to play in the same team, but obviously I would like to. I was lucky enough to play and participate with many very good players and, obviously, I would also like to do it with him.”
While Ronaldo wouldn’t be open to moving anyplace in particular, PSG is one of the possibilities. After last winning the European championship in 2018, it seems like Champions League play is a necessity for the seasoned player, who is running out of time to add to his trophy collection.