CR7 laughs off idea of Ligue 1 move?

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With the hype around Lionel Messi moving to France's Ligue 1, Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly had an interesting response to the possibility of playing in the French top flight recently. 

After the Argentine was unable to continue his stay with FC Barcelona due to the LaLiga club's financial difficulties, he officially completed a move to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.

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Asked about the prospect of facing a PSG attack consisting of Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, Ronaldo's Portugal teammate and Lille star Jose Fonte revealed that he is up for the challenge, and also that he has jokingly texted the Juventus forward to try to get him to join his club, but the striker was seemingly having none of it. 

"I feel great. I feel great because it's incredible to hear a player like Lionel Messi is in French football, in our league," Fonte told talkSPORT.

"It's exciting. Obviously, in terms of competitors, it's going to be even harder for us but we're up for a challenge – I'm texting Cristiano to come to Lille every day! He's only replied: 'ha ha ha.' 

"Imagine if we keep a clean sheet against them [Messi, Neymar and Mbappe]! It will just value us even more even if we do it.

"Incredible front three. Are they going to defend? I don't know. It will be interesting to see the competitiveness of the league this year."

The defender also questioned the French giants' transfer business, however.

"I want to touch on another aspect, though. I just want to understand the Financial Fair Play in France," Fonte added. 

"Every single club is restricting their spending. They can't buy a lot, they can't get players on big wages, but then PSG comes and it looks like there's no law."

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