Jose Mourinho was not kidding around when he said he wants to make Roma a respectable team. To make sure that his actions back his words, The Special One has gotten in touch with none other than Cristiano Ronaldo to try and lure him to the Italian capital.
According to a report by Italian newspaper La Stampa, the former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss got in touch with his compatriot earlier this week. The reasons behind this call were to greet the striker and get to know first-hand what are his plans for the immediate future. The former Real Madrid striker has been linked with a high-profile move to PSG and Manchester United, but Mourinho wanted to pitch him the idea of teaming up together to help Roma's fortunes.
While Cristiano Ronaldo's reply remains undisclosed, the idea of having Cristiano and Mou working together again has its pros and cons. The pros would obviously include having worked together before, the idea of winning together a new European competition (the UEFA Europa Conference League), and on top of that, CR7 would benefit from the current tax situation in Italy, something that would damage his estate if he chose to join one of the aforementioned clubs.
Nevertheless, the cons' may still be a major hurdle to overcome, since Romas' budget is not as prominent as Juventus' or as the one owned by Manchester United and PSG, which would mean that CR7 would need to surrender part of his wages to join the giallorossi. Added to that, his volatile relationship with Mourinho during their final days at Real Madrid could give Roma bosses major headaches.
Either way, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make a decision about his future shortly, especially since Juventus have already appointed Massimiliano Allegri as their new coach. Be that as it may, the possibility of watching CR7 and Mou defending the same colours again might be quite interesting to witness. Only time will tell if that can come true in the upcoming weeks.