Cristiano Ronaldo ‘has been offered to Barcelona’ in a sensational move that would pair him with Lionel Messi… as Juventus try to relieve themselves of his £28m salary
- Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been offered to Barcelona in sensational move
- Juventus are trying to get their star striker off their books with £28million salary
- This could result in Ronaldo pairing up with long-time rival Lionel Messi in Spain
The former Real Madrid talisman could be on his way out from Juventus, after two seasons with The Old Lady – who are trying to get his huge £28m-per-year salary off their books, according to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague.
He explained to the BBC that the Serie A champions are desperate to ship off Ronaldo due to his astronomical wages that they have been offering him out to Europe’s elite, including Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been offered to Barcelona as Juventus want him gone
The move would see Ronaldo pair up with long-time rival and competitor Lionel Messi
‘He’s been offered everywhere, including Barcelona,’ Balague told 5 Live Sport: I’m not sure if they can get rid of him easily with the kind of money he earns. Who is going to pay that kind of money?’
Barcelona have been hit hard financially by the coronavirus pandemic and look unable to make big-money signings during the summer period, as they hope to bridge the gap to LaLiga champions Real Madrid.
MESSI vs RONALDO
Balon d’Or wins: Messi 6, Ronaldo 5
Career goals: Messi 634, Ronaldo 638
Career assists: Messi 285, Ronaldo 223
While an attacking duo of Messi and Ronaldo has been a spectacle football fans have been crying out for since they both announced themselves on the world stage around 15 years ago, it looks incredibly unlikely to become a reality this summer.
The two have been battling it out on the highest stage in football and dividing opinion as to who is the better player for over a decade. They share eleven Ballon d’Or awards between them; Messi with six and Ronaldo with five, and have a combined 1,272 career goals.
Ronaldo still has two years left on his deal with Juventus, as he penned a hugely lucrative four-year deal back in 2018. The player has made no comment or action to suggest he wants to leave the club, however, with the recent sacking of Maurizio Sarri his priorities for the future remain unknown.
Amid the arrival of new Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo, the club are looking to axe players such as Aaron Ramsey and potentially Paulo Dybala as they look to rebuild under the Italian. The Welshman’s reported £250,000-per-week salary would help fund a new-look team that the Serie A side want, after they crashed out of the Champions League to Lyon.
Ronaldo has been the…