MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 13th August, 2020) Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes offered his superstar client to a host of top clubs, including former rivals Barcelona, a prominent football journalist said on Thursday.
In a podcast appearance on BBC Sport, Balague said that Mendes has made contacts with all of Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and some North American Major League Soccer sides for a potential transfer of the five-time Ballon D'Or winner.
A major sticking point is Ronaldo's astronomical wage demands, with Juventus shelling out 23 million Euros ($27.2 million) annually. This leaves a small number of clubs with the financial capability of acquiring Ronaldo's services.
Ronaldo's career has been highlighted by a personal rivalry with Barcelona ace Lionel Messi, competing for trophies and personal accolades at the top of the game. During his stint in Real Madrid 2009-2018, Ronaldo embodied the Madrid's antagonism with the Catalonian club and remained neck-and-neck with the Argentinian.