On this day in 1997, Inter completed the world record signing of Ronaldo from Barcelona.
The Brazilian had scored 47 goals in 49 games for the Blaugrana in the 1996-97 season, but the relationship quickly soured.
Barça were looking to tie the 20-year-old to a 10-year contract, but the talks ultimately collapsed and opened the door for the Nerazzurri.
“No-one thought it was possible to buy him, so I didn’t compete,” former Inter President Massimo Moratti recalled in an interview with Mi-Tomorrow this week.
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