sport news Cristiano Ronaldo almost joined Juventus in 2003

Alessandro Moggi told Tuttosport that Cristiano Ronaldo nearly joined Juventus Moggi claims Ronaldo's agent wanted him to move to when he was just 18  He also says Parma and Lazio rejected the then young Sporting Lisbon player

By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline

Published: 11:19 GMT, 1 November 2017 | Updated: 11:28 GMT, 1 November 2017

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Cristiano Ronaldo was on the brink of signing for Italian giants Juventus back in 2003, claims Italian agent Alessandro Moggi.

Ronaldo however, ended up signing for Sir Alex Ferguson's and hit the ground running but things could have turned out very differently for the Portuguese international.

Moggi told Italian sports paper Tuttosport that Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes contacted him, asking for assistance in helping find a new club for the then highly talented Sporting Lisbon youngster.

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