Really Mega-rich PSG rule out bid for 'sad' Ronaldo… because Ibrahimovic is 'better'
14:27 GMT, 4 September 2012
Paris St Germain have ruled out a move for Cristiano Ronaldo – claiming Zlatan Ibrahimovic is better in front of goal.
The Portugal captain whipped up a media storm at the weekend when he suggested he was unhappy with life with the Spanish champions, and a who's who of Europe's big-hitters were quickly touted as possible suitors.
PSG were put alongside the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea as being interested in his signature, but according to sporting director Leonardo, his club are not looking to recruit the 27-year-old.
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The former Brazil international also implied current forward Ibrahimovic is a better player than Ronaldo, telling radio station RMC: 'We're very happy with our transfer market dealings. Many things are said about PSG – too many, maybe.
'Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player. We don't talk about others teams' players – that's respect.
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'Ibrahimovic is the best striker in the world. So why hire Ronaldo Zlatan is unique. When we talk about the best players, there is Ronaldo and Messi – but they are not strikers. The best striker, that's Zlatan.'
Talk of Ronaldo`s unrest first came to light after he barely celebrated his two goals for Madrid against Granada at the weekend.
Speaking to reporters afterwards, he said: 'I didn't celebrate the goals because I'm a little sad.
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'The people inside the club know why it is. I'm not going to say anything more.'
He has scored 150 goals in 149 matches for the club since moving from Manchester United.
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Cristiano Ronaldo could be heading out of Real Madrid after his reaction at the weekend.
Could the reason be that despite his phenomenal record in front of goal, he is 'only' the world's tenth best-paid player
These are the players who earn more:
Samuel Eto'o Anzhi €20mZlatan Ibrahimovic PSG €14.5mWayne Rooney Man Utd €13.8mYaya Toure Manchester City €13mSergio Aguero Man City €12.5mDidier Drogba Shanghai €12mFernando Torres Chelsea €10.8mDario Conca Guangzhou €10.6m
Lionel Messi Barcelona €10.5mCristiano Ronaldo Real €10m