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Is Cristiano Ronaldo Barcelona-bound to team up Lionel Messi?

Portuguese football sensation Cristiano Ronaldo is currently busy leading his side in the ongoing UEFA Euro. However, his club future remains uncertain, as he is linked to a move away from Juventus. Meanwhile, Barcelona has emerged as the new possible candidate.

Is Cristiano Ronaldo Barcelona bound to team up Lionel Messi?-ayh
Barcelona, First Published Jun 22, 2021, 1:48 PM IST
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Cristiano Ronaldo has a grave task at hand, as he is battling to lead Portugal in the 2020 UEFA Euro, helping it defend the crown. Furthermore, having been placed in the group of death, it has become an even tedious task.

Meanwhile, as far as Ronaldo's club future is concerned, it continues to remain uncertain in Juventus, despite the side having qualified for the UEFA Champions League next season. He has been linked to a return to his former club Manchester United, while Paris Saint-Germain, too, is vying for his signature.

In the meantime, a new club has emerged as a choking candidate, and it happens to be none other than the club of his great Argentine rival Lionel Messi, the La Liga gaint, Barcelona. According to a report from Spanish outlet AS, Barca president Joan Laporta is looking to make the impossible dream come true by uniting Ronaldo at Camp Nou with Messi.

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Least to say, it would involve huge finances, while judging by the debt the Catalan already has, it seems impossible for now. However, the club is willing to offer three players (Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho and Sergi Roberto) to the Bianconeri in exchange for the Portuguese. While the players' exchange deal would allow the side to afford Ronaldo's wages, it has also relied on free transfers of late to afford him, having signed Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay.

Meanwhile, United has reportedly tabled a two-year contract for the Portuguese, with lower pay. However, he seems reluctant on reducing his wage, as a high-profile return to Old Trafford looks unlikely for now.

As far as Messi's situation is concerned, his contract with Barca is already up at the end of the month. Although he has been linked to an exit, too, following the side's failure to win the La Liga and make an impact in the UCL, besides the club's monetary struggles, he would likely extend his stay, as the club is ready to offer him a mega-deal.

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