MX23RW : Monday, September 20 14:04:33| >> :120:5846:5846:

Cristiano Ronaldo 'agreed to join AC Milan before Juventus move'

Ronaldo 'agreed to join AC Milan before Juve move'
© Reuters
Former AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli claims that Cristiano Ronaldo agreed to join the San Siro club before instead moving to Juventus in 2018.

Former AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has revealed that the club had an agreement in place with Cristiano Ronaldo before the Portuguese forward joined Juventus in 2018.

Ronaldo ended a record-breaking nine-year stay at Real Madrid to join Juventus in a £100m move last year, going on to help the club to another Serie A title in addition to winning the Serie A Footballer of the Year award.

However, Mirabelli claims that it could have been different had AC Milan's Chinese owners not turned down the chance to sign the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

"It was something we talked about with Jorge Mendes," Mirabelli told Italian outlet Sportitalia.

"We knew there could be problems with Real and Ronaldo. We did everything, but then the Chinese owners blocked the deal because it was not sustainable.

"With the current owners CR7 would have been a Milan player."

Ronaldo has scored 40 goals in 64 appearances for Juventus across all competitions.

ID:384126: cacheID:384126:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2178:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal in the Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26, 2018
Read Next:
Benzema closing in on Milan move?

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
1Real Madrid5410157813
2Atletico MadridAtletico532074311
4Real Sociedad531164210
5Athletic Bilbao52304139
9Rayo Vallecano52128537
11Real Betis51316606
18Celta Vigo5014410-61

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!