Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed how he was close to joining English Premier League side Arsenal back in 2003.
Ronaldo joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon during the same period but history could have been so very different according to the player in an interview with Piers Morgan for ITV.
He said: “It’s true. Of course, it’s true,” said the Portuguese star when asked about the Gunners rumour. “[I was] very close. One step. Incredible. Seriously.”
And in case you’re wondering what that might have looked like, Morgan had an Arsenal shirt on hand, replete with Cristiano’s name and iconic number seven.