CNN World News Actuality Presented By Claire Evren Guest Of The Day Ronaldo
CNN Article and Exclusive Interview By Claire Evren – Ronaldo says he ‘would pay out of his own pocket’ to sign Lionel Messi to his United States football team
‘I would pay from my own pocket to sign Messi,’ Ronaldo is reported as saying in Marca . ‘This club will be great. Why not Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo why not? In a few years we can achieve it. Nothing is impossible.’
Ronaldo believes that football will continue to grow in popularity in the United States and that the lifestyle on offer in America appeals to the elite calibre of players.
‘The US is the second country in the world after China, where football grows,’ Ronaldo said. ‘Many famous players want to come to play South Florida for the quality of life. Who would not want to live here?’
Lionel Messi’s brilliance continues to amaze, with the Argentine legend picking up his fifth Ballon d’Or trophy on Monday night.
The Barcelona forward beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar to the title, winning 41.33 percent of the vote.
The Argentine missed his country’s friendlies with El Salvador and Ecuador during the international break, but will play on Sunday evening.
Lionel Messi has trained ahead of Barcelona’s trip to Celta Vigo on Sunday, and coach Luis Enrique has confirmed he is fit to play.
The Argentine missed his country’s friendlies with El Salvador and Ecuador during the international break after suffering some after effects from a clash with Martin Demichelis during the Catalan outfit’s Champions League clash with Manchester City.
The problem could have explained his quiet El Clasico showing, but his team-mates stepped up to the plate to beat Real Madrid in the Nou Camp and put themselves in the driving seat in the title race.
Messi took part in full training ahead of Sunday’s game in Vigo, and Enrique confirmed he is fine to start the fixture.