Of all the transfer rumors and news that have been flooding the Internet over the past few weeks, the biggest shock could arrive in the form of Spanish giant Real Madrid's priced possession, Cristiano Ronaldo. According to reports, the Portuguese winger could leave the Santiago Bernabeu and head the Parc des Princes-based Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Former PSG and Portugal striker Pauleta, reportedly, has advised the French club to make an attempt to sign the best footballers in the world, starting with the Portuguese. The French club, only recently, was taken over by Qatar Investment Authority, who bought as much as 70 percent of the club from Colony Capital.
Pauleta, 38, said the arrival of new investors was a good sign for the club and added that the money invested should be used wisely and spent to bring in the most talented players in the world.
The club, however, will know that making an attempt for Ronaldo could end in failure, given that the player is motivated by success and fame, as much as he is by money. This means that he would probably prefer staying with a club like Real Madrid, rather than transfer to a side not yet recognized as a European footballing giant.
PSG have spent a big amount of money in the summer to bring talented players like Jeremy Menez, Javier Pastore and Kevin Gameiro.
Meanwhile, former Chelsea and AC Milan manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has been linked with the PSG managerial post and could replace Antoine Kombouare. If that does happen, it would be a little harsh and somewhat controversial, given that Kombouare has taken PSG to the top of Ligue 1, with 30 points from 13 games.
Nevertheless, according to a Caughtoffside report, the investors are said to want to bring a high profile manager and Ancelotti fits the bill perfectly.
Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Manchester United in 2003 and was given the number 7 shirt, which was previously worn by United greats like George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham. During his stint with United, Ronaldo made 292 appearances in all competitions and managed to net 118 goals.
In 2009, he moved to Real Madrid in a transfer deal worth £80 million that made him the most expensive footballer in the world. Since then, Ronaldo has made, as of Nov. 3, 105 appearances for the Blancos, in all competitions, and has managed to score 100 times.