PSG boss - Why hire Ronaldo?
Ibrahimovic is the best striker in the world, says Leonardo
Last Updated: September 4, 2012 3:39pm
Cristiano Ronaldo: Has been the focus of attention since revealing his sadness at Real Madrid
Paris St Germain have distanced themselves from a possible move for Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portugal captain whipped up a media storm at the weekend when he intimated to reporters after Sunday's home win over Getafe that he was unhappy with life at the Spanish giants.
That revelation put the big-spending clubs of Europe on alert with Manchester City soon reported to be preparing a package for the player.
But PSG sporting director Leonardo claims he is content with the club's squad - even arguing they already have the world's best striker in Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
"We're very happy with our transfer market dealings," the Brazilian told radio station RMC.
"Many things are said about PSG - too many, maybe.
"Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player. We don't talk about others teams' players - that's respect.
"Ibrahimovic is the best striker in the world. So why hire Ronaldo? Zlatan is unique.
"When we talk about the best players, there is Ronaldo and (Lionel) Messi - but they are not strikers. The best striker, that's Zlatan."
Ronaldo prompted a media frenzy across Europe when he admitted he was feeling "sad" for "professional" reasons after scoring twice against Getafe at the weekend.
But Real Madrid team-mate Alvaro Arbeloa is just focusing on supporting his colleague.
Arbeloa, who was quoted in Marca, told reporters: "He just needs more affection from everybody, I don't know, that's all we can give him.
"Everybody has the right to be sad. He's a person just like anyone else.
"He doesn't share the problems of most Spanish people but it's perfectly reasonable that he can be sad.
"When Cristiano says (that he's sad) then perhaps it makes more of an impression. We're all going to help him because he is our friend.
"I hope the fans haven't taken his words the wrong way. The media have great power and people are influenced by what they hear and read.
"He knows that he's with the best team and hopefully he'll stay here until he retires.
"And if the fans keep believing in him, he'll be remembered as a club icon. We will help him."