Massimiliano Mirabelli, former sporting director at AC Milan, confirmed that the Italian club reached an agreement with Cristiano Ronaldo before he signed for Juventus from Real Madrid.
Mirabelli was part of the previous set-up, signing players like André Silva, Bonucci and Ricardo Rodríguez. But the project did not have the expected rewards.
With the Chinese owner, Mirabelli confirmed that they maintained contact with Jorge Mendes, but the operation did not end up being sealed due to economic problems. In addition, he revealed that, with the current owners in place, they could have signed him.
"It was an operation that came to mind and we spoke with Jorge Mendes, we knew he could have problems with Real Madrid, we also talked about the contract and we did everything, but then the Chinese owner blocked the agreement because It was not sustainable. With the current owners Cristiano Ronaldo would have been a Rossonero player," he explained.
Finally, Cristiano left Real Madrid last summer, landing at Juventus, in exchange for about 105 million euros, becoming the most expensive signing in Italian football history.