Ronaldo in secret talks with PSG Ronaldo in secret talks with PSG
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly held informal discussions over a potential transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. Ronaldo has enjoyed a glittering eight-and-a-half year... Ronaldo in secret talks with PSG

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly held informal discussions over a potential transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

Ronaldo has enjoyed a glittering eight-and-a-half year spell at the Bernabeu, with two league titles and three Champions League crowns among his achievements, but reports have suggested that the superstar is unhappy with life in Madrid.

The 32-year-old has recently claimed that he has no intention of penning another deal at the La Liga giants and according to Diario Gol that has only encouraged PSG to enter the race for his signature.

Talks have allegedly been held at a hotel in Madrid, with agent Jorge Mendes said to be ready to try to push through a deal should Ronaldo express a desire to move to Paris.

PSG broke the world transfer record to sign Neymar from Barcelona last summer, while the Ligue 1 giants must also pay for Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe, but it has been claimed that PSG would be willing to pay whatever it takes to add Ronaldo to their squad.

Ronaldo has only scored one goal in eight appearances in La Liga this season, although the Portuguese international has netted eight times in the Champions League.

Speculations are rising on the possibility of Ronaldo quitting Real Madrid especially with reported misunderstanding with team captain Sergio Ramos.

The pair have apparently divided the dressing room with teammates taking sides, forcibly making it a hostile and awkward environment.

Results have been far from pleasing on the pitch as Zinedine Zidane’s side trail league-leaders Barcelona by eight points.

According to Marca, since the summer turn-around of players Ramos has seen a shift in power in his favour.

Ronaldo’s fellow Portuguese contingent Pepe and Fabio Coentrao have both left the club, while personal friend James Rodriguez is on loan at Bayern Munich.

Ramos is thought to have the respect of the younger players, while Nacho, Dani Carvajal, Marco Asensio, Isco and Dani Ceballos have also sided with the centre-back, it is reported.

Ronaldo has openly criticised Madrid’s summer recruitment, but Ramos counteracted and defended it.

The pair had a clash of opinions over Madrid’s summer recruitment policy.

The winger is also thought to be upset at Ramos’ comments trying to lure Brazilian star Neymar to the Bernabeu, which would provide genuine competition for his place.

After Spain’s recent draw with Russia over the international break, Ramos was asked about Ronaldo’s future in the Spanish capital.

“Cristiano is leaving? Ask him, I don’t know about these things,” he replied.

Nurudeen Adegbenro