Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been offered to Barcelona in a shocking move as Juventus look to reduce their gigantic wage bill, this would see him play alongside Lionel Messi.
The former Real Madrid talisman could be on his way out from Juventus, after two seasons with The Old Lady – who are trying to get his huge £28m-per-year salary off their books, according to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague.
He explained to the BBC that the Serie A champions are desperate to ship off Ronaldo due to his astronomical wages that they have been offering him out to Europe’s elite, including Barcelona.
‘He’s been offered everywhere, including Barcelona,’ Balague told 5 Live Sport: I’m not sure if they can get rid of him easily with the kind of money he earns. Who is going to pay that kind of money?’
Barcelona has been hit hard financially by the coronavirus pandemic and look unable to make big-money signings during the summer period, as they hope to bridge the gap to LaLiga champions Real Madrid.
While an attacking duo of Messi and Ronaldo has been a spectacle football fans have been crying out for since they both announced themselves on the world stage around 15 years ago, it looks incredibly unlikely to become a reality this summer.
The two have been battling it out on the highest stage in football and dividing opinion as to who is the better player for over a decade. They share eleven Ballon d’Or awards between them; Messi with six and Ronaldo with five, and have a combined 1,272 career goals.
With the Serie A champions hit hard financially by the Covid-19 pandemic, the club is looking to get rid of Ronaldo’s mammoth contract and have contacted Barcelona about their interest, according to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague.
Ronaldo was Juve’s top scorer during the recent season with 35 goals in all competitions.
Additional Reporting by DailyMail