“They Asked us 12 Million for Cristiano Ronaldo”

Augusto CEsar Lendoiro, former president of Deportivo La Coruna, revealed memories about the first videos of Cristiano Ronaldo and also ensured that businessman Jorge Mendes made a lot of effort to put Deco to play in blue and white, but in the Galician team

“Beci, who was Deportivo’s technical secretary at the time, saw Ronaldo play and warned us. From then on I started to watch videos of him at the age of 17 or 18 and asked him for his price. Cristiano was a kid that we did not know what he could give, even if we saw his spectacular things. , but Manchester United arrived, paid the twelve million and stayed with him, “said Lendoiro in Spain, showing himself naturally sad that the transfer of CR7 from Sporting to Deportivo was not complete.

In that case, it was only financial issues that got into the business, but the case of Deco, who also was the target of the Spanish club, things were different.

“Beci, who had predicted that Ronaldo would be a great player, did not see that in the Deco, not even after a terrible insistence from Jorge Mendes,” I said several times, ‘but how did you not see him?’ reports, which supposedly did not exceed what we had, but it was a good price. Still, it is said that we had very important people in our midfield, “added the former Super Deportivo leader.

In that case, it was only financial issues that got into the business, but the case of Deco, who also was the target of the Spanish club, things were different.

“Beci, who had predicted that Ronaldo would be a great player, did not see that in the Deco, not even after a terrible insistence from Jorge Mendes,” I said several times, ‘but how did you not see him?’ reports, which supposedly did not exceed what we had, but it was a good price. Still, let’s say we had very important people in our midfield, “added the former Super Deportiv leader

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