Ronaldo joined Juventus last summer in a big money move, putting to an end his 9 years spell at the Spanish capital, but recent reports reveals that the Portuguese international has set sights on the Turin based club back January.
Mendes reveals that he spoke with the Bianconeri hierarchy including Sport Director Fabio Paratici and Club President Andrea Agnelli about a possible Ronaldo transfer prior to Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions league qurter-final clash with Juventus.
“He is the best player in the history of the game, so a lot of teams wanted him,” Mendes said via Tuttosport. “Even so, Juve deserve a lot of credit for making this deal happen.
“Cristiano told me back in January that he wanted to join the Bianconeri. At that moment in time, I did not think that a deal would be possible, but I guess that I was wrong.
“I met up with Paratici and [vice-chairman Pavel] Nedved before the Juve-Real game in Turin [in April] and I then met up with Agnelli, too. That’s when I started to believe that a deal was possible.”
Mendes went on to reveal that the negotiations between the Turin based club and him lasted for about two to three months.
Ronaldo however has justified the deals as he has netted 11 goals in the Italian top flight division and a goal in the UEFA Champions league.