- Cristiano Ronaldo would have joined AC Milan instead of Juventus according to reports claiming the player agreed a deal with the San Siro side
- Massimiliano Mirabelli who was a former Milan sporting director said that Ronaldo would not have joined Juve had Milan not pulled out
- The five-time Ballon d’Or winner completed a blockbuster £100million switch from Real Madrid to Juventus back in 2018, but it could have turned out differently
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Reports have emerged that Cristiano Ronaldo had agreed to join Italian giants AC Milan before the blockbuster deal hit the rocks, SunSport reports.
A former Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli disclosed that Ronaldo would have joined the Italian club instead of rivals Juventus, but for financial reasons.
The superstar made a sensational return to Premier League club Manchester United in the summer, but he completed a blockbuster £100million switch from Real Madrid to Juventus back in 2018.
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According to Mirabelli, a move for CR7 was not financially feasible for the club but he may be playing in a Milan shirt now had the current owners been at the helm.
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Speaking to TV channel Sportitalia, he said via Tribuna:
"It was something we talked about with Jorge Mendes. 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."
AC Milan were taken over by American hedge fund Elliot Management in July 2018 to end Li's one-year spell at the club.
Jamie Carragher unimpressed with Ronaldo’s return to United
Former England international Jamie Carragher has stated that the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United seems to have worsened Manchester United’s familiar problem.
The Liverpool legend claimed it proves that the Red Devils are a collection of individuals and not a cohesive unit.
The Portuguese international returned to the Old Trafford outfit after 12 years and it generated lots of reactions across the globe.
His form has not been able to turnaround United’s fortunes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have only managed to win two of their last six matches.
Agbonlahor upset with Solskjaer for benching Ronaldo
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that according to former Aston Villa star Gabby Agbonlahor, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserved to be sacked for benching Cristiano Ronaldo against Everton.
Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by the Toffees at Old Trafford and many have blamed the Norwegian boss for not starting his talisman Ronaldo.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner came in the 57th minute while the score was at 1-0 in favour of the Red Devils.