Barcelona president Joan Laporta is dreaming of a sensational move for Cristiano Ronaldo to create his ‘utopia’ of the Real Madrid legend and Lionel Messi playing in the same side.
Laporta was re-elected as club president in March with his immediate priority to resolve the future of Messi. The Argentine has just nine days remaining on his contract at the Camp Nou but reports in Spain claim a new deal is very close to being agreed,
AS columnist Javier G Matallanas writes Barcelona are now hatching a plan to sign Ronaldo and bring two of the greatest players of all time together
Laporta has begun to ‘dream aloud’ over the proposed move which would see Barcelona offer players to Juventus in exchange.
It is not yet known whether the 36-year-old would consider the proposal with no contact made with Ronaldo or his agent Jorge Mendes as of yet.
The report adds that Antoine Griezmann, Sergi Roberto and Philippe Coutinho are among the players who could be offered to Juventus in exchange.
Barcelona would also appear to be confident of meeting Ronaldo’s enormous salary demands by offloading some of their unwanted stars this summer.
The column also suggests that Barcelona have also been encouraged by studies that suggest the club could double their income by bringing the Portuguese to the club and uniting him with Messi.
Ronaldo joined Juventus for £99m in July 2018 but remains strongly linked with a move away this summer.
His former side Manchester United are said to be monitoring the situation in Turin with AS recently claiming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already been in contact with the 36-year-old to discuss his vision for him in the team.