LONDON – A few years ago had the news spread if Arsenal became the team that has the greatest chance of winning three trophies in order to bring the Ballon d’Or, Cristiano Ronaldo, from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2003.
After talks with Sporting management at the time, the Gunners just failed to get the man from Portugal and even his rivals, Manchester United, who actually brought Ronaldo to Old Trafford stadium.
After a few years there was no continuation of the reasons behind the failure of Arsenal to pick players who nicknamed CR7 it, the puzzle finally revealed. The player’s agent, Jorge Mendes disclose the reasons why Real Madrid were knocked interpreter failed to join Arsene Wenger’s side.
As Mendes expressed through his autobiography entitled ‘The One Agent’, the North London side failed to pick up former girlfriend Irina Shayk due to run out of funds to build the Emirates Stadium which was then in the process of construction.
“There are moments in which Ronaldo will join Arsenal. David Dein (Former Vice President Arsenal) is the spectacular, but because of the cost of building a stadium that is high enough, they do not allow to bring in Ronaldo, “he said as quoted the Goal Sunday (25/01/2015).
In addition to disclose the reasons for the failure of Arsenal signing the 29-year-old, Mendes also tells why Ronaldo ended up preferring the Red Devils as the next port. According to him, the figure of Sir Alex Ferguson had been the key to United’s success in bringing the father of Cristiano Jr. The.
“The figure of the key to the success of the transfer is Sir Alex Ferguson. He told me that Cristiano would play at least 50 percent of the games that acted United. That’s why he finally join United, “he explained.
Ronaldo was bought United from Sporting with costs ‘only’ 12.24 million pounds, or approximately Rp233,3 billion. Hose six years later, the former lover of Gemma Atkinson was sold at the Red Devils to Real Madrid for 94 million euros, or approximately 1.4 trillion and menasbihkan itself as the world’s most expensive player before Gareth Bale passed four years ago.