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Ronaldo reveals how Barcelona withdrew contract offer

BRAZIL – Brazil legend Ronaldo, has claimed he never wanted to leave Barcelona in 1997.

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In an interview with DAZN, Ronaldo revealed that he was given a contract extension, which the club later withdrew.

He spent only one season with the LaLiga side, before Barca sold him for a world record offer of £19.5million from Inter Milan.

“I’d signed a contract renewal at the end of the season and I went away with the Brazil national team.

“Five days later, they called me to tell me that I couldn’t continue with the renewal.

“It was never in my hands. I wanted to stay.

“If the club didn’t value me as I thought they should, then the decision wasn’t in my hands. I would have liked to have stayed, but it wasn’t up to me,” Ronaldo said.

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