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Sacchi: Parma attempted to sign teenage Ronaldo

Former Parma chief Arrigo Sacchi has revealed his old club attempted to sign Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sacchi admits they attempted to buy Ronaldo as a 16 year-old.

"When I was technical at Parma we tried to buy Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon," he said.

"He would have cost €11m.

"To tell you the truth, I like Cristiano the most when he was at Manchester United. No one had an instinct for goal like he did then."

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