Lyon refused Cristiano Ronaldo without money
Former French Lyon striker Tony Verel revealed the biggest mistake of the club’s leadership. On Canal + he revealed a curious story since 2003. At that time interest in it was portrayed by the Portuguese Sporting Lisbon.
The club offered Lyon barter with the rising star Cristiano Ronaldo, who is only 18 years old. However, Lyon refused.
“I had another year of the contract and asked Lyon for money, not for exchange. I think that, from today’s point of view, Lyon continues to regret their decision, “Verel said.
Eventually, he was transferred to Rehn and Sporting sold Ronaldo to Manchester United for 19 million euros, and the rest is a story the Portuguese writes at the moment.