Wednesday March 2 2011
Castaignos to emulate Ronaldo

Inter's prospective new signing Luc Castaignos says he hopes to emulate Ronaldo at Inter.

The 18-year-old striker has agreed to join the Italian champions from Feyenoord in June for €2.5m.

Asked to reveal when he first started dreaming about football, he said: "It's Ronaldo's fault.

"The idea to play football, and not basketball like my father, was borne out of watching Ronaldo on TV.

"I wanted to become like him.

"I am not really a striker because of Ronaldo. To think that I started out as a central defender.

"When I didn't know how to defend, they made me a deep lying playmaker.

"When I started scoring goals, I became a centre-forward."