The former player of the French team: sporting offered to trade me for Ronaldo

The former player of France national team and Lyon Tony verel told how in 2003 the management of sporting offered an incredible exchange of “Olympians“, but they refused.

“In 2003, the Lyon coaching staff didn’t trust me anymore, and I decided to leave the club. I could be in Portugal and then sporting Lyon offered to trade me for Cristiano Ronaldo.

But Lyon wanted money. I had another year under contract so the club wanted to sell me, but not to exchange. I think today Lyon is very sorry about his decision,“ he told verel live on Canal+.

In the end, verel moved to Rennes, and Ronaldo was sold to sporting Clube de Portugal to Manchester United for 19 million euros.

Earlier it was reported that the striker Yevhen Seleznyov called the move to Russia is a mistake.

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