Press reports claimed that Argentine star Lionel Messi, the Paris Saint-Germain striker, had threatened the French club’s management to leave if Portuguese Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo was signed.
Ronaldo’s name has recently been associated with leaving Manchester United due to his desire to compete in the Champions League next season after the Red Devils failed to qualify.
And the Catalan newspaper El Nacional reported in a report that Messi had threatened the Paris Saint-Germain administration that he could leave the team this summer if Ronaldo was signed.
And the newspaper added: “Lionel Messi does not want to play with Cristiano Ronaldo in the same team.”
Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is trying to find a new team for the Portuguese star in this summer’s transfers as the Don name is associated with clubs Chelsea in England, Bayern Munich and Napoli in Italy, according to press reports. .
Ronaldo and Messi moved to Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain last summer, despite the former’s scoring lead over Leo last season (24 goals to 11).
The 35-year-old Messi participated in his first season with French striker Paris Saint-Germain in 26 matches in the French league, scoring just 6 goals, scoring 14 goals, in addition to the 5 goals he scored in 7 matches in the Champions League. .
While Cristiano Ronaldo’s Madeira Rockets scored 24 goals, in addition to 3 assists, in the 37 games he played for the Red Devils in various competitions last season, including 6 goals in the Champions League, he scored in 7 games.
Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is the Champions League’s all-time leading scorer with 141 goals, followed by Lionel Messi in second place with 125 goals.