Ronaldo, 37, wants to leave Old Trafford in search of Champions League football in the coming season, only a year after rejoining the club and with another year on his contract.
Mendes discussed the availability of the No. 7 with PSG sporting director Luis Campos and club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
The super agent is very close to both of them after having worked for many years with Campos before his arrival in the French capital this summer.
🚨 PSG have sensationally rejected the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/X6duRY8yrG
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) July 12, 2022
On Tuesday, it was reported by French newspaper Le Parisien that Ronaldo has offered his services to French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
PSG have rejected him, commenting that, in the current conditions, he would have no place in the team, according to Le Parisien. The PSG frontline boasts of stars like Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe, thus making it difficult to add another star forward to the roster.
Sources added that PSG don’t feel that Ronaldo is the right signing at this moment and that the club doesn’t have enough space in their wage bill to pay him.
PSG are not the first club to say no to Ronaldo this summer. Bayern Munich also turned down the chance to take on the former Real Madrid and Juventus star, while Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is not keen either, despite a meeting between Mendes and new Blues owner Todd Boehly to discuss the Portugal international’s future.
🎙️ Rio Ferdinand:
“Ofcourse Ronaldo is sad at missing out on the Champions League. He doesn’t even know the Europa League Anthem while for other Man United players its a familiar anthem.” pic.twitter.com/iS0aNbPmPe
— Everything Cristiano (@EverythingCR7_) July 7, 2022
In addition to Ronaldo’s desire to play in the Champions League in the upcoming campaign, the six times Ballon d’Or winner is also said to be unhappy with the lack of transfer activity from United so far this summer.
However, Manchester United’s new manager Erik ten Hag insisted the club wants Ronaldo to remain with the team.
Ronaldo, who has been granted time off to deal with a family issue, did not travel to Thailand as part of the tour.