Before his incredible transfer to Manchester United came to fruition, it was reported that Cristiano Ronaldo was offered by to Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.
However, if latest rumours are to be believed, Jorge Mendes even approached FC Barcelona with his client, however, it has been reported that the Catalan giants were quick to say no to a move.
The major reason, apart from Messi's legacy, was that Barcelona are in no financial condition to accomodate Ronaldo in their ranks.
In fact, one of the major reasons for Messi leaving was Barcelona's salary cap issues.
Barca Blaugranes reveal that Mendes did contact Barcelona for Ronaldo but the Catalan giants stated they were not interested.
That left Mendes no choice but to kick-start his master-plan that saw Ronaldo first being closely linked with a move to Manchester City before the Red Devils came in and did what they did and announced his historic return back to Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, after the whole Ronaldo to United saga, Man City manager Pep Guardiola spoke up publicly regarding the player and said that he did not think Ronaldo's transfer to City would have happened regardless of United's move.
Meanwhile, in a leaked audio, Ronaldo was seen stating that fact that both Manchester clubs were fighting for his signature.