MARSEILLE are “dreaming” of reuniting Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane at the club, admits their prospective new owner.
French businessman Mourad Boudjellal is leading a consortium hoping to buy the Ligue 1 side from its American owners this summer.
Marseille are keen on reuniting Real Madrid legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine ZidaneCredit: AFP or licensors
Prospective investor Mohamed Ayachi Ajroudi is hoping to reinstate the Stade Velodrome outfit as one of the country’s top clubs.
Although Marseille finished second in Ligue 1 this season, they were 12 points adrift of champions Paris Saint-Germain.
In order to close the gap, Ajroudi is hoping to draw some of the biggest names to the club.
One of those is local lad Zidane, who was famously born in the city and has since become a three-time Champions League-winning manager with Real Madrid following a glittering playing career.
Do I dream of signing him for Marseille? Everything is possible in life. He is generous and gives a lot. It makes me vibrate
Marseille’s prospective new owner on Cristiano Ronaldo
But while Ajroudi would love to see Zizou return home, he admits that Andre Villas-Boas has his full confidence.
He told Le Figaro: “A new coach? The one in place is very good.
“But what would be better than bringing back a local lad? Zinedine Zidane? The future will tell us.”
Meanwhile, the new owners are also lining up another Bernabeu legend after dreaming of Ronaldo to showcase his talents in France.
He added: “I love football. I love the noble side of sport. I love German discipline, especially that of Bayern Munich. I enjoy the grinta of Barca.
“And a player that I will never forget is Cristiano Ronaldo. I like respect and discipline. He embodies that.
“Do I dream of signing him for Marseille? Everything is possible in life. He is generous and gives a lot. It makes me vibrate.
“It would be a dream to have him in Marseille… But that is the task of [potential future club president] Mourad Boudjellal.”
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