The Italian Carboni, former player of the Ché team, revealed the details of a negotiation that would have changed history.
Cristiano Ronaldo could have been a player of Valencia a few years ago. Specifically, in the 2006-2007 season, when he was a member of Manchester United and had not yet signed for Real Madrid, he would hire him years later.
This was revealed by the Italian Amedeo Carboni, former soccer player and former sports director of the Ché team, who has explained in his country how a transfer could have been that, surely, could have changed the history of the Portuguese star and who knows if of the Valencian club.
Carboni explained the curious episode on the Italian website ‘Il Posticipo’: “I arrived at the right time, Valencia was the city that benefited the most from this economic, social and sports ‘boom’. The 9 years I wore the Valencia jersey are considered the most important in the history of the club. “
On the frustrated signing of Ronaldo to play in Mestalla, the former Valencian player comments that he had Cristiano ‘tied’ to the club. “We had found the economic resources to take him: we had made arrangements with Nike and Coca Cola, the player’s sponsors” he explained.
“Ronaldo at that time already made 10 million net a year, a lot for a club like Valencia. Then it was the stage in which Cristiano had argued with Manchester United. In 2006-07 Valencia was experiencing a ‘boom’ and I had his’ yes’ to take me to Ronaldo, “said Carboni.
Finally, he pointed out that this possibility was very close to being real. Carboni recalled that “he had the contracts signed by Mendes, nothing was missing between Ronaldo, his agent and myself. The deal, however, did not materialize.”