Spurs fans on Twitter have been reacting to a claim from former Tottenham Hotspur forward Ronny Rosenthal regarding Cristiano Ronaldo.
“The first time I saw Ronaldo was in October 2002. I started letting clubs know, and the first club I called was Spurs. That is the truth — I let them know there was a player who they should be very interested in.”
The legendary forward went on to move to Manchester United, where he contributed 118 goals and 69 assists in 292 appearances (per Transfermarkt), before completing a world-record move to Real Madrid. If he wasn’t already, the attacker then established himself as one of the all-time footballing greats with Los Blancos, contributing an extraordinary 450 goals and 133 assists in just 438 games with the Spanish giants (per Transfermarkt).
Do you think Ronaldo would have gone on to become so good if he had signed for Spurs instead?
Therefore, it is easy to suggest that Spurs missed out on not signing the 35-year-old, who is now with Juventus, and this is reflected in some of the Spurs fans replies to the tweet from The Spurs Web after they shared this quote.
— ???? (@_thfcjack) October 14, 2020
— Nay Aung (@oriol_nayy) October 14, 2020
Curse you Daniel
— Mikey (@mikxywrld) October 14, 2020
Spurs fans continued airing their frustration with this report in their tweets.
Is that a joke https://t.co/yRZ9jVsPDw
— I’M OLDER THAN YESTERDAY (@cerveaubrouille) October 14, 2020
What could of been… Imagine his man utd days were at spurs https://t.co/pKMHpYTMrF
— Dattatreya (@DattareyaC) October 14, 2020
Overall, it seems as if a lot of Spurs fans are understandably unhappy that their club didn’t take a chance on Ronaldo during his time with Sporting Lisbon.