The former president of Barcelona, Joan Laporta, stated that in 2003 Cristiano Ronaldo had the chance to sign a contract with Barcelona before joining Manchester United, but they did not transfer the star player. Had the transfer occurred, Ronaldo would have become a teammate with Lionel Messi, who was promoted to the A team at Barcelona a season later.
“Cristiano Ronaldo I had the chance to sign a contract with 17 million euros, but I drew it. Barcelona‘s former president, Joan Laporta.
Barcelona’ya Manchester UnitedClaiming that he was given the chance to sign a contract with Cristiano Ronaldo before joining, the former president Laporta also expressed that he does not regret kidnapping Portugal.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who transferred from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United at the age of 18 in 2003, has achieved many successes in his football career. The Portuguese star won 3 Premier League titles, 2 English Super Cups, 1 English League Cup and 1 UEFA Champions League with the English club. Ronaldo, who has become a world star in Real Madrid and won many trophies both in Spain and Europe, has 5 Ballon d’Or awards individually.
MESSI WILL BE A TEAM FRIEND
If Cristiano Ronaldo was transferred to Barcelona in 2003, he was promoted to the A team in Barcelona after a season Lionel Messi would be a teammate with.
7 YEARS HEAD OF BARCELONA
Joan Laporta, who was elected president of Barcelona in 2003, held this post for 7 years until 2010.