Cristiano Ronaldo and Mauricio Pochettino could be set for Man Utd’s summer swap deal with PSG
Man Utd are keen on Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager – and superstar Cristiano Ronaldo could be heading in the opposite direction to join PSG this summer
Cristiano Ronaldo and Mauricio Pochettino could be involved in an incredible footballing version of the swap spots this summer.
Paris Saint-Germain are increasingly convinced that Ronaldo will leave Manchester United at the end of the season following their frustration with the lack of progress since returning to the Premier League.
That disillusion intensified on Friday night with United’s exit from the FA Cup leaving Ronaldo with the likelihood of finishing the season without any silverware.
PSG are long-time admirers of the Portuguese superstar and weren’t put off by the fact he turned 37 yesterday.
And there is growing support in the PSG boardroom for Ronaldo’s former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to replace Pochettino if the former Spurs manager fails to clinch the Champions League.
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That would play into Manchester United’s hands with Pochettino shortlisted at Old Trafford to become their permanent manager once Ralf Rangnick’s interim period as head coach ends.
He is Sir Alex Ferguson’s choice to take over, with the Scot believing the former Spurs boss can reunite a splintered dressing room and continue to reclaim some of the glory years from his silver-adorned rein.
Ronaldo has told his super agent Jorge Mendes he is ready to cut short his £20m return to the Premier League.
PSG have made a number of failed attempts to sign Ronaldo in the past but have now been told he is ready to say yes which would see him line up with former Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Neymar.
The French club’s other Galactico, Kylian Mbappe, is set to leave at the end of the season for Real Madrid with Ronaldo as the big name’s replacement.
As all that unfolds, Pochettino could be heading in the opposite direction.