Juventus ‘will offer PSG a sensational swap deal involving Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar next summer’ as they look to clear star’s huge £28m-a-year salary off their wage bill… with the French giants still keen to sign the 35-year-old
- Juventus reportedly open to idea of swapping Cristiano Ronaldo with Neymar
- The Portugal star currently earns £28m per year and has two years left on deal
- PSG’s Leonardo revealed club will pursue the 35-year-old if Juve want to sell star
Ronaldo, whose deal expires in the summer of 2022, currently earns £28million per year in Turin and the Serie A giants are reportedly looking to clear the huge salary off their wage bill.
And one way the club could part ways with Ronaldo is an extraordinary swap deal involving PSG’s Neymar, according to Tuttomercatoweb.
Cristiano Ronaldo currently earns £28m per year at Juventus and has two years left on his deal
Juventus are reportedly open to idea of swapping Ronaldo with Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar
Neymar has been often linked with a return back to the Nou Camp following his world-record £198m move from Barcelona to France in 2017.
The report claims that the swap deal could be feasible because Neymar’s contract also runs out in June 2022, although talks over an extension have opened.
Ronaldo, who has won the coveted Ballon d’Or five times, made the move to Italy from Real Madrid two years ago in an £88m deal.
PSG chief Leonardo confirmed that PSG would ‘enter the circle’ should Ronaldo be available
PSG’s sporting director Leonardo revealed on Tuesday that the club will pursue the 35-year-old if Juventus decide to put him up for sale next summer.
‘Today in football we do not know what will happen,’ he told PSGTV.
‘Maybe tomorrow Cristiano Ronaldo wakes up and says I want to go play elsewhere.
‘Who can buy him? It’s a closed circle. PSG enters this circle. Usually it is about opportunities, situations.
‘The transfer window, we have to prepare for it and that’s what we do. We have our priorities, our lists, but something unforeseen can happen.’
Ronaldo could be sold by Juventus next summer as they look to get rid of his hefty wages
Despite the coronavirus crisis forcing Europe’s top clubs to scale back amid financial problems, Leonardo insisted the Ligue 1 champions still have the ‘capacity’ to plan ahead.
‘Last year we lost between 15 and 20 per cent and this year it will be more,’ he detailed. ‘But honestly, at PSG, there is the capacity and the means to overcome the crisis.
‘The other clubs will perhaps have more difficulty to overcome the crisis. But the ambition here is always enormous.’