Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has advised Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo to join Barcelona.
The Portuguese winger’s form has been one of United’s star performers this season, leading to speculation about a move at the end of the season.
“The basic education stage of his career is ending and I know Cristiano is ready for a change of atmosphere,” Scolari told The Sun.
“Barcelona would hugely enjoy having Cristiano in their team because he would complement Ronaldinho perfectly.”
Ronaldo scored his 15th goal of the season in United’s comfortable 4-0 win at Tottenham on Sunday – a result that restored their six point cushion at the top of the Premier League.
Reports have linked him with £40m move to Spain, with Real Madrid and Barcelona both reported to be interested.
Scolari feels Barcelona would be an ideal destination for the star winger if he wants to improve.
“For Cristiano, the Barcelona climate would be important – most days are sunny and it’s hardly ever cold like England.” he added.
“That gives a player all the motivation he needs to train and play.
“Cristiano needs to move somewhere where the team is an integral part of the club – not somewhere where the system is based on individual ‘heroes’ or ‘stars’.
“Moving to a club where there are four or five ‘stars’ who do their own thing is unworkable.”
Last week, United chief executive David Gill said the club wouldreject a bid of £35m for Ronaldo as he is not for sale. The player himself admitted that he had been warned by United not to comment on any speculation linking him with a move away from Old Trafford.