Nasser Al-Khelaifi, president of Paris Saint-Germain, has stated that the club will not be making an offer for Cristiano Ronaldo, a star player for Portugal who is currently a free agent.
Although Al-Khelaifi acknowledged the veteran forward’s quality, he argued that it would be impossible to fit him into a PSG club that boasts such an abundance of riches up front because of his interest in England and Borussia Dortmund starlet Jude Bellingham.
Following Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester United, PSG president told Sky News: “The three players that we have [Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe], it’s very difficult, but I wish him all the best. He’s fantastic, and he’s still an amazing player.”
After Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn pulled his club out of the race in late November, PSG have become the latest side to dismiss any potential approach for the attacker. One of the game’s all-time greats, Ronaldo, has denied reports that he has agreed to a sensational €400m move to Saudi team Al Nassr. This leaves the 37-year-old with few possibilities for his future destination.
Ronaldo ended a 31-game string of starting every game for Portugal at major tournaments when he was left off the starting lineup for Tuesday’s last-16 match against Switzerland.
Ronaldo hopes to return to the starting lineup for Portugal’s quarterfinal match against Morocco on Saturday and will likely make a decision about his future after the World Cup.