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PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi heaps praise on Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo



Cristiano Ronaldo

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has gone on a charm offensive about Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

The chairman of Qatar Sports Investments drew a parallel between Ronaldo and big-name signings of the past, David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and hailed the Portuguese’s famed hunger for success.

He told France Football: ‘He remains motivated by this desire to improve every day and he always pushes his limits.

‘I admire this relentless will; he is a great example for all athletes of the future.’

Whether PSG is interested in signing Ronaldo remains to be seen and the 35-year-old still has two years left on his current deal in Turin.

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PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi

But Al-Khelaifi spoke about two other big-name signings who had a transformative effect on the club, appearing to suggest Ronaldo might be similar.

He added: ‘Thinking back to all the players who have joined us since the beginning of our ambition with PSG, I could still highlight the time of Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his character, his leadership, his charisma and his ability to get things done.

‘He was always reliable, and when the situation demanded something from him, he knew how to stand up to the challenges of the moment.’

And on David Beckham, he said: ‘Although he was only at PSG for a short time, he had a transformative effect on our club.

‘His investment in training, his concern for applying every detail at every moment, his determination to succeed, his taste for teamwork and his natural aura were extremely precious assets.’

Ronaldo is renowned for his professionalism and has previously spoken about wanting to play for as long as his body allows so it remains to be seen where his next destination could be when his time in Turin draws to a close.

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