Sunday July 10 2011
Moggi's Cristiano Ronaldo secret

Luciano Moggi analyses Sergio Aguero, Ricky Alvarez and Erik Lamela, plus reveals “Juventus had Cristiano Ronaldo when he was 17.”

The former Bianconeri director general has received a lifetime ban from football for his part in the Calciopoli scandal, but continues his work as a media pundit on the sport.

“Aguero is not a big name or a champion who can resolve the problems of a team. Mind you, neither is Giuseppe Rossi,” he said of the two Juventus targets.

“As for Inter, Alvarez could become a great player, while Jonathan is already a champion.

“Roma have several interesting players, like Lamela. He does what he wants with the ball at his feet, so would be excellent in a circus. How he does on a playing field in Serie A is another matter.”

Moggi also told Radio Sportiva about his biggest regret during his career as director general.

“I was working at Juventus and we already had Cristiano Ronaldo when he was 17. Unfortunately, Marcelo Salas refused the transfer to Sporting Lisbon in exchange.

“Manchester United then turned up with €35m and the whole negotiation process collapsed.”

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