Cristiano Ronaldo 'wants Juventus exit as Lionel Messi's PSG move has hurt his self-esteem'
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Juventus as he is angry following Lionel Messi's move to Paris Saint-Germain and is terrified of another season in Turin, according to reports
Reports from Italy claim the Portuguese forward's agent, Jorge Mendes, has offered the 36-year-old to Manchester City for just £25million, as an alternative option to Tottenham's Harry Kane, who will cost Pep Guardiola's side over £100m.
Messi completed a shock free transfer move to Paris Saint-Germain on a £1million-a-week contract after he was not allowed to stay at Barcelona due to financial problems at the club.
And according to Italian news outlet La Reppublica, Messi's move to PSG has destroyed Ronaldo's self-esteem and is ready to accept a call from Real Madrid or Manchester City.
The report says Ronaldo is refusing to speak team-mates or coach Massimiliano Allegri and is keen to change cities.
The Juventus forward is reportedly open to playing for Pep Guardiola's City, despite spending six seasons at their rivals Manchester United, should Real make a move for Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe, who has just one year left on his PSG contract.
Ronaldo has always held a strong bond with the United fans, so a move to the Etihad Stadium would be seen as a betrayal.
Despite the reported interest from Ronaldo in moving to the Etihad Stadium, City's priority signing in the striker role remains Tottenham striker Kane, with the club yet to improve upon their £100m informal offer to Spurs earlier in the summer.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy values Kane at a minimum of £150m and will not entertain offers south of that. As it stands, City are unwilling to match Tottenham’s valuation, though they do intend to make an improved offer before the window closes at the end of the month.
City chiefs are ready to tell their Spurs counterparts that they are unlikely to renew their efforts to sign Kane next summer if they fail this month.
Meanwhile, La Reppublica's report adds that PSG are not completely out of the race for Ronaldo, as they dream of combining the Portugal forward with Messi in attack.
According to Spanish news programme El Chiringuito, Real are looking at bringing Ronaldo back to the Santiago Bernabeu - with Carlo Ancelotti calling for the man who scored 450 goals in nine seasons for Los Blancos to come back to Spain.
Ronaldo joined Juventus for a £100million fee in the summer of 2018 and has scored 101 goals in 133 games for the Serie A giants.
The forward has guided his side to two Scudetto titles and one Coppa Italia trophy, but has failed to lift the Champions League trophy during his time in northern Italy.
The 36-year-old is preparing for the new Serie A season with Juventus after six-time Serie A champion Massimiliano Allegri returned to the club after two years away.
Allegri also guided the Old Lady to two Champions League finals in his first spell at the club - in 2015 and 2017 - with Ronaldo failing to win the tournament he has won five times in his career in the past three seasons.