Former AC Milan director Massimiliano Mirabelli has once again claimed that he was close to bringing Cristiano Ronaldo to the club.
Mirabelli was interviewed by the newspaper Libero, and he spoke of the idea of bringing the Portuguese star to the Rossoneri, claiming he was ‘convinced’ by a move to San Siro.
“If I was the current ownership, Ronaldo would now be playing at Milan,” he said.
“Cristiano told us ‘You are not in the Champions League, but I have never won the Europa League and I will win that too’.
“He was convinced. I sat down with the agent and my part was over. Then the Chinese didn’t take out the money: they thought we would never come to treat a champion like this.”