Rio recall when he invite Ballon d’Or players to join Manchester United

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Rio recall when he invite Ballon d’Or players to join Manchester United.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, the famous team in the Premier League. Revealed through his own YouTube channel. That He once tried to convince the agency to sign Croatian striker Luka Modric. Join the team in 2012 before eventually being replace by Shinji Kagawa.

At that time, the Croat star was reportedly preparing to leave Tottenham Hotspur after four years in football and the legendary former defender of England national team Has tried to do everything to get the referee to move to Old Trafford. But was unsuccessful and Real Madrid had to join the team.

“I spoke to him before he moved to Madrid. Because that’s what I did. I use to be a player and an agent. I was a Rio agent before I retired. Any player who can transfer or is currently being linked. I used to think that I could bring them to the team.

“Even Thiago Alcantara at Liverpool. I spoke to him before moving from Barcelona to Bayern Munich, and it almost work out. But then we sign Marouane Fellaini instead.

“But with Modric, I remember talking to him, I said ‘are you leaving Tottenham?’ and he said ‘yes. I think I’m leaving ‘ . still not sure So I said, ‘Listen, you have to come to United mate’ and he said, ‘Good, listen, I want to be the first Croatian player to play for Man United. I want to be that person. Can we make it happen?’ ”

“But it didn’t happen. I spoke to David Gill (CEO of Manchester United at the time) and the manager (Sir Alex Ferguson) and they reached an agreement with Shinji Ka. Tokugawa, done. I think it might be that year. I’m sure it’s the same year.”

“Or maybe they’ll get another player. And they managed to sign that player, then Modric went to Real Madrid and the rest is history. But I never imagined he would be this big. He’s a really big player,” Ferdinand said.

Modric enjoyed huge success following his move to the Santiago Bernabeu, winning three La Liga titles, five Champions League titles and the Ballon d’Or. in the year 2018 as well