Neymar wants to play with Cristiano Ronaldo at PSG?
Neymar Jr (PSG) during the French Ligue 1 Paris Saint Germain (PSG) vs Montpellier (MHSC) football match at the Parc des Prince. Abaca Press

Neymar wants to play with Cristiano Ronaldo at Paris Saint-Germain?

Superstar forward Neymar recently put pen to paper on a contract extension expected to keep him with Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain through the 2024-25 season.

The Brazilian, who once featured in the same Barcelona attack as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, has told GQ there's one name missing from his career résumé: Cristiano Ronaldo, who could be preparing to make his exit from Serie A giants Juventus this summer. 

"I want to play with Cristiano Ronaldo," Neymar explained during the interview, per an ESPN piece. "I have already played with great players, like [Lionel] Messi and [Kylian] Mbappe, but I haven't played with Cristiano Ronaldo yet." 

Those words may be more than just wishful thinking. Reports surfaced in March that PSG could pursue Ronaldo during the upcoming transfer window, as the 36-year-old is out of contract following next season and seems unlikely to agree to an extension, especially if fifth-place Juventus finish the current campaign outside of the top four spots in the league table and fail to qualify for next season's Champions League competition. 

Ronaldo has been linked in rumors with a return to Premier League club Manchester United, where he spent six years before he made the move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2009.  

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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