When the Málaga declined the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo
He could be the first team to gain the services of Cristiano Ronaldo when the Luso was just a young promise in Portugal. But nevertheless, the Málaga He considered too expensive his move.
It happened in 2002 when Carlos Rincon, malaguista set scout, he traveled to Denmark to see live championship Europe Under-17.
That day the coach Málaga he intended to sign Philippe Senderos but once there he fell in love with the number 7 Portugal responding to the name Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal He lost to Switzerland by 1-0 but this kid had a tremendous pint and suited to move fast. Said and done.
Corner He was quick to recommend the signing of Cristiano Directive of the Málaga he asked the price Sporting Lisbon that TASO 3 millions of euros. Too much money for a kid who has not fulfilled or the age of majority, They should think about the malaguista club and finally the signing did not materialize.
MANCHESTER UNITED THE FORM A BY CRISTIANO RONALDO 18 MILLIONS
Just one year later, already 18 Years old, the Manchester United payment 18 million for after playing a friendly match against the Lisbon club. Ferguson It was not wrong, Malaga perhaps someone is still going berserk for not having carried out the operation.
After succeeding in Manchester, the Real Madrid He is paid by the Portuguese over 100 millions of euros making it the most expensive signing in history at that time. From there, the Portugal forward became a legend of all white being the top scorer in the history of the club and amassing titles and individual awards.
We will never know what would have happened, What is clear is that Malaga CF was the first team to set and have shot one of the best players in history and let out an amount that today seems ridiculous.