The size and the magnitude of the transfer market has grown immensely over the past few years. There have been many transfers which have blown our minds such as Griezmann to Barcelona or Mbappe to PSG. But none of them quite fascinated our minds like the transfer of the Brazilian superstar Neymar to PSG for a mammoth 222 million euros. Another unbelievable transfer was that of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus after having won his 5th Champions League title with the Spanish giants.
However for both Neymar and Ronaldo, the circumstances seemes to have changed. Neymar has stated repeatedly about his intentions of leaving the French capital and has also somewhat lost the faith of the Paris fans.
Cristiano Ronaldo, on the other hand, seems to be performing at his usual high standards for the Italian giants, but has still somehow lost the faith of the club and Juventus are now looking to part ways with the global superstar, reportedly mainly because of his 28 million euros salary.
Reports have emerged that Juventus are planning a high profile swap deal for Ronaldo with Neymar from PSG. The move which seems highly ambitious has become feasible because both Ronaldo’s and Neymar’s contracts end in June 2022.
PSG have also stated that the club could pursue the Portuguese star if Juventus decides to sell him. In spite of the current financial setback, PSG still claims to have the means to pull off such a move.
PSG’s sporting director told the following to PSGTV
‘Today in football we do not know what will happen,'
‘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.'
'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.'
If such a move happens, it will not only be huge for the football that will be played on the pitch, but it will also be highly lucrative for both the clubs off the pitch in the form of endorsements, merchandises and lots more.