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Ronaldo & Messi in Mexico? Mazatlan president makes bold transfer claim

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The president of Mexican club, Mazatlan, has spoken on his chances of signing Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

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Mazatlan president Ricardo Salinas Pliego claims he could sign both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Messi is currently a free agent and is open to joining other clubs after Barcelona confirmed his departure on Thursday. Paris Saint-Germain are favorites to sign the six-time Ballon d’Or winner. A two-year contract until 2023 is reportedly on offer, with an option for a further 12 months included.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, looks all but set to continue at Juventus unless Salinas Pliego has something to do with it.

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The 65-year-old has an estimated net worth of $13.6 billion, making him the third richest Mexican and the world’s 172nd richest person overall.

“I am thinking of inviting Messi to collaborate with Mazatlan,” he posted on Twitter before sharing a survey.

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When one skeptical follower dismissed his chances of getting Messi, Salinas Pliego replied: “I have plenty to bring Cristiano Ronaldo as well.”

He then shared pictures from outside Mazatlan’s stadium with the message: “They are already getting Lio Messi’s jersey ready there at the Kraken. Such nerves!”

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Mazatlan is a football club from Sinaloa that plays in the Liga MX, the top-tier division in Mexico. The team was founded back in June 2000.