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Moggi: Juventus so wrong with Ronaldo signing

Former Juventus chief Luciano Moggi admits he wouldn't have signed Cristiano Ronaldo.

The former Real Madrid star arrived in the summer in a club record €112m deal.

"Ronaldo was Fiat's signing. Besides, I'd already bought Cristiano Ronaldo," Moggi told Corriere dello Sport.

“He was 18 and played for Sporting CP at the time. I saw him and the next morning I signed the contract with him.

“The deal was 5bn lira plus Salas, to whom I'd have also given 1bn compensation. But then Salas preferred River Plate and Manchester United came in for Ronaldo.

“At the time there was a real crisis at Juve. We didn't have a penny. In terms of marketing, it was an extraordinary transfer.

“However, I'd have never have signed a 33-year-old player for the figures involved and I certainly would never have paraded him before selling Higuain, someone who still guarantees you 20 League goals.

“I would've sold Higuain for €50m and only after that would I have announced Ronaldo."

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