Consider that a bullet dodged!
Considered one of the best players in the world during his prime, former Inter striker Ronaldo was closely tracked by Roma in the summer’s transfer period.
According to a report from globoesporte.com, Il Fenomeno rejected the possiblity to join the Giallorossi, as he had no intention of leaving Corinthians, as he has refound the passion and love for the game.
In addition to the capital outfit, the Brazilian also denied himself the opportunity of joining the likes of Tottenham and Blackburn in the English Premier League.
Ronaldo’s agent Fabiano Farah said that he feels accepted at his club, and is like a family.
“He feels accepted at Corinthians,” Farah said.
“For everything that he won, and for everything he represents, Corinthians is like a family and he is happy there.” (Goal.com)
Harry Redknapp may well be thanking his lucky stars that the club’s approach for the former World Footballer of the Year failed given the rather poor shape Ronaldo is currently in. One can only imagine the problems the Brazilian would’ve had keeping up with the pace of the English game. Anyone who thinks the image above has been doctored in some way, perhaps even Ronaldo himself, sadly this is not the case.