Spanish outlet Globo Esporte is reporting that Paris Saint-Germain made an audacious bid of $167 million for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of the transfer window this summer.
The late bid was immediately rejected, according to the report.
However, the article states that PSG have not given up, and could prepare another bid for next summer. The Portuguese star will be 31 at that time.
While it’s no surprise Real Madrid seemingly dismissed the bid without a second though, it does beg the question of what bid would be worth Madrid cashing in on one of the world’s two best players? Ronaldo is obviously an immensely productive player on the field, but his worth goes well beyond just that when his status as a global icon is considered. A transfer of such magnitude would obviously take quite some time to prepare and hash out, so it’s not out of the ordinary for PSG to be planning for a year down the road.
Also, another beautiful thought comes to mind – Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the same team? Delicious. Unfortunately, the article states Ronaldo would be a direct replacement for Ibra, whose contract expires in the summer of 2016. Buzzkill!