A shock report has revealed how Cristiano Ronaldo was said to have felt about Lionel Messi's move to Paris Saint-Germain, with the French giants being one of the clubs the Juventus forward has been linked with.
The 2021 Copa America winner joined Les Parisiens last week after Barcelona announced he could not be registered with a new contract due to certain economic constraints.
In Paris, the 34-year-old will link up with some of the biggest names in world football, such as Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, as well as ex-Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.
Much has been said about Messi's arrival in Ligue 1, although the consensus is that he could give Mauricio Pochettino and his side a great chance of challenging for every trophy available, including the UEFA Champions League.
According to Italian publication La Reppublica, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner's move to France has negatively impacted Ronaldo's self-esteem, with the Portugal captain said to be dreading another season in Serie A.
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It is claimed the 36-year-old is refusing to speak to his Juve colleagues or coaches as he seeks an exit from the Bianconeri, where he has a year remaining on his contract.
Did PSG pick Messi over Ronaldo?
There is no evidence to suggest PSG wanted only one of Messi or Ronaldo, but perhaps it is worth noting that the ex-Manchester United talisman has been heavily linked with the French giants in recent seasons.
What could, however, have been an important factor, as far as PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi was concerned, was that Messi's signature did not come with a transfer fee, which might have made negotiations easier.