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Cristiano Ronaldo completed a reported €112 million move from Real Madrid to Juventus on Tuesday, signing a 4 year deal. He will pocket around €30 million per season.
The Portugal International ended a successful 9 year spell with the Spanish side after joining them from Manchester United for a world record transfer fee at the time of £80 million. He has been the club’s main man since then, scoring 450 in 431 games.
He has won LaLiga twice, two Copa del Reys and has also helped the club to four Champions League trophies, along with the FIFA Club World Cup three times and the UEFA Super Cup twice.
“Juventus want to win the Champions League, but not only that, to be recognised on the same level as the greatest clubs in the world,” he told Sky Sport Italia .
“Since 2006, we have struggled in Italian football, so raising the bar here with Ronaldo makes a difference in terms of image for Serie A and calcio.
“He is a player who can score from any angle and has great technique, but on top of any economic aspects, I think he brings this incredible desire to win.
“The hunger he has, the way he wants to be the best, is what drags him forward almost as much as his undoubtable quality.”
It’s great for Juve, great for Italian football, truly huge and will be wonderful for the whole city and Italian football to enjoy all he can still do,” he said.
“Juve are a club accustomed to focusing on the details, determination and the next success rather than the one they’ve just had. They always aimed higher and wanted to raise the bar, so he will fit in perfectly.
“I think it’ll raise the competition level in Italy, raise the desire to beat this Juve side that has won seven titles in a row and today people are talking about Juventus, Turin and Italy all over the world in the way they haven’t for many years.”