Why the Barcelona ruled out joining a Christian in 2003

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Cristiano Ronaldo it is one of the best soccer players in the present and there was a team that could have that could be the best offense to have together Cristiano and Lionel Messi, already in 2003, had the chance of signing the Portuguese, but preferred to Ricardo Quaresma, this was revealed Robert Fernandez the former secretary of technical club.

“I met with Jorge Mendes (agent) in a hotel after the game; I remember that Christian did very well that day and that Quaresma it was also very good, the truth. Had a ‘scouter’ (headhunter) of the Barca that day also, I don’t remember exactly who, and talking with him we discussed how good they were both, but in the end they decided on Quaresma, ” he said in an interview with Superdeporte.

At that time, Robert was working for the Valencia and traveled to Lisbon to observe the promises of the Sporting, where highlighted Cristiano and Quaresma, the latter played just 28 games and scored a goal in the season that was, before being sold to Porto, while CR7 was at Manchester United and the rest is history.

The campus of the Barcelona had players like Ronaldinho, Javier Saviola, Patrick Kluivert, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Edgar Davids, while Messi was in the quarry and ended up debuting a year later.