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Sport Exclusive: Arsene Wenger reveals how close he came to signing Cristiano Ronaldo at Arsenal

20:30  19 october  2020
20:30  19 october  2020 Source:   fourfourtwo.com

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reveals that he came very close to signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting, but just missed out on the forward to rivals Manchester United. Wenger was answering question as part of a fan Q&A for Huawei.

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a close up of Cristiano Ronaldo: Arsene Wenger © Provided by FourFourTwo Arsene Wenger

In an exclusive interview in the November 2020 issue of FourFourTwo, which is in shops from Wednesday, October 21 and is available to pre-order here, Wenger reveals how close he also came to signing Cristiano Ronaldo in 2003. Denying football fans the chance to see the Portuguese superstar paired with Thierry Henry is a regret he still lives with to this day.

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Arsène Wenger has reflected on how he tried to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could have played together at Arsenal had things worked out He was here with his mother and we were very close . Then Man United came in and they had Carlos

Arsene Wenger is famous for the transfers he didn't complete but failing to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon 16 years ago changed the direction of Arsenal narrowly missed out on signing a teenage Cristiano Ronaldo due to financial restraints, according to former scout Damien Comolli.

“When I had Thierry, I could have signed [Cristiano] Ronaldo – can you imagine what they could have done together?" He tells FFT with a smile. "That makes you sweat a little bit, and I was very close to doing it. I thought it was all done."

The young Ronaldo ultimately opted to join Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon. He would go on to win three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups, the Champions League and a host of personal gongs during his six-year spell at Old Trafford.

More winners medals awaited in subsequent spells at Real Madrid and Juventus, with Ronaldo now considered one of the greatest players ever to grace a football pitch. But Wenger knows every club, and every manager, has stories of the ones who got away.


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'Imagine having Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry together it would have changed the history of Arsene Wenger admitted failing to sign Cristiano Ronaldo was his biggest regret The 68-year-old has now closed the curtain on his 22-year reign as Arsenal boss Wenger said they were close but Manchester United came in and managed to secure the deal.

“It was that close," he explains – holding his index finger and thumb within a millimetre of each other "But I would say that every club could tell you stories like that.”

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