Sport Wenger: Missing out on Ronaldo my biggest transfer regret

11:42  17 may  2018
11:42  17 may  2018 Source:   goal.com

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The Frenchman had Arsenal in the running to land the Portuguese star as he prepared to leave Sporting, but saw Manchester United beat him to a deal.

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Huddersfield Town vs Arsenal - John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, Britain - May 13, 2018   Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks on   REUTERS/Peter Powell    EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or © Catalyst Images Soccer Football - Premier League - Huddersfield Town vs Arsenal - John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield, Britain - May 13, 2018 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks on REUTERS/Peter Powell EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details. Arsene Wenger considers missing out on Cristiano Ronaldo to be his biggest transfer regret at Arsenal as the Portuguese could have “changed history” in north London.

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Matchday. Transfer News. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that missing out on Cristiano Ronaldo is one of his biggest regrets as the Gunners manager.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his biggest regret in the transfer market is missing out on signing Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in " My biggest regret : I was so close to signing Cristiano Ronaldo ," said Wenger , talking at a sponsors' question and answer session on Thursday.

Having spent 22 years at the Gunners helm, the Frenchman has suffered plenty of recruitment near misses in his time.

Some iconic figures have slipped through his grasp, with various factors conspiring against Arsenal as they endeavoured to land both promising and proven stars.

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They had been among those in the running to land Ronaldo as he prepared to leave Sporting in 2003, but negotiations dragged on and Manchester United eventually lured a future five-time Ballon d’Or winner to Old Trafford for £12 million ($16m).

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said his biggest regret in the transfer market has been missing out on Cristiano Ronaldo before he became a global superstar. And he said: “ My biggest regret : I was so close to signing Cristiano Ronaldo .

Log out . " My biggest regret , I was so close to signing Cristiano Ronaldo , and not only did I not get him, he signed for Manchester United Meanwhile, speaking about the new season, Wenger is happy so far with the summer transfer business, having secured Alexis Sanchez, Mathiey Debuchy, David

Wenger told Arsenal’s official website on those that got away: "The obvious player [that we missed out on] that comes to mind is Ronaldo.

"He was here with his mother and we were very close. Then Man United came in and they had Carlos Queiroz at the time, who was their coach. United played against Sporting Lisbon and Ronaldo was outstanding and they signed him.

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"You could imagine at the time what it would have been like to have Thierry Henry and Ronaldo together. Later Man United had Rooney, Ronaldo and Van Nistelrooy together, they had an exceptional football team, and Giggs and Scholes together. That would certainly have changed a little bit the history of my stay here as well."

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Transfer Talk: Wenger successor to get £50m budget. " My biggest regret ? I was so close to signing Cristiano Ronaldo , and not only did I not get him, he signed for Manchester United. There is no life out of this job.'

Arsene Wenger reveals his biggest regret is missing out on Cristiano Ronaldo . Arsene Wenger revealed his biggest regret in football was not signing Cristiano Ronaldo (left). Wenger claims he was 'so close' to signing the former Manchester United star.

He added: "There is always something you could have done differently, but the problem of negotiations is to know when you give in and when you don’t give in.

"Once we were at £4.5 million, we were still in negotiations. David met with [Ronaldo’s agent Jorge] Mendes in Paris and he was representing Sporting, so we were very close. But Man United went to £12 million, which we could not afford at the time."

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Ronaldo would go on to spend six years with United, winning three Premier League titles, the Champions League and a first Ballon d’Or.

A record-breaking deal then took him to Real Madrid in 2009 and his game has been taken to even greater heights, with a remarkable goal return of 449 efforts in just 436 games recorded in the Spanish capital.

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