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Details: How Cristiano Ronaldo Came Close To Joining Arsenal

Amuda Segun

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Former Manchester United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has narrated how he came close to signing for Premier League rivals Arsenal.

Ronaldo made this known in a chat with ITV as he paid tribute to Arsenal and then manager Arsene Wenger for how he was treated when he almost joined the Gunners.

The 34-year-old could have joined Arsenal from Portuguese Super League giants Sporting Lisbon but he made the decision to pick Manchester United ahead of the Gunners.

He went on to become a legend at Manchester United whom he helped to win the 2008 Champions League title.

At Manchester United, the Portuguese national team skipper scored 118 goals and also provided 68 assists in his 292 games for the club.

Ronaldo left Manchester United to join Spanish giants Real Madrid for a club-record fee of £80m in 2009.

He spent nine years at Real Madrid where he became their record goalscorer.

At Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo won two league titles and was a key member of the team that secured three successive Champions League titles.

He signed for Italian Serie A champions Juventus from Real Madrid in a club-record deal worth €100m.

Cristiano Ronaldo emerged as the topscorer for Juventus at the end of his debut campaign last season.

He has scored once in three league games for Juventus this season.

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