David Sullivan, the current co-chairman of West Ham United, has revealed that current Real Madrid superstar and former Manchester Untied star Cristiano Ronaldo could’ve been a Birmingham City player.
Speaking on Soccer AM this morning, David Sullivan revealed that he came close to signing the Portuguese international whilst co-owner of Birmingham City:
“Before he went to Man United, we were offered him for £6million, and he chose United ahead of us,
‘There was a deal to be done.
“When he first went to United there were lots of doubts about him. He wasn’t the star that he is now.”
The now-29-year-old scored 118 goals in 292 appearances across all competitions for the Red Devils before completing his then-world record move to La Liga giants Real Madrid; he has made 174 appearances in Spain’s top flight, to date and has bagged 202 goals.