Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Arsenal missed out on Ronaldo

According to Cristiano Ronaldo's agent, Arsenal missed the chance to sign the world's second best player back in 2003 when they spent too long deciding whether it was a good idea or not.  Well done!

I drew that on some weird app thing I have.  Jorge Mendes (the agent) was speaking to someone recently about that fateful time when the Gunners didn't seize the opportunity to sign the Portugeuese forward:
"They watched him nine or ten times, and when everything seemed decided, then Manchester United played at the inauguration of the Alvaladze Stadium (Sporting Lisbon) and the players themselves urged Ferguson to buy him."
And the rest, as they say, is history.  Although I've never worked out who 'they' is.  And why they decide what history is.  Also, how come they now have a say in football transfers?  I'd phone the police and ask but they're still really mad about the last few questions.