Posts Tagged ‘Ruud’
There aren’t many players that, given the success we’ve had over the past five or six years, I really wish we’d signed. This disappointment at missing out on Ronaldinho was tempered somewhat by the fact that we used the money to sign Ronaldo instead. Aaron Ramsey hasn’t really hit the heights yet. Gareth Bale is on the cusp, but needs another good season.
Klass-Jan Huntelaar, though, is the player that I really, really wish we’d replaced Ruud with. When Ruud joined Real Madrid for north of £15m, the opportunity presented itself to give it all to Ajax and sign Huntelaar. We hadn’t signed a striker since 2004, when we snapped up Wayne Rooney and (lol) David Bellion, but instead we reinforced elsewhere, bringing in Michael Carrick.