Let’s go through one of the most important transfers in Serie A history that happened exactly a year ago, Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival to Juventus.
We all know how important Cristiano Ronaldo has been to the football world, the Portuguese forward signed his new contract with Juventus exactly a year ago today.
Coming out of a rocky relationship with Florentino Perez at Real Madrid for now feeling appreciated, the star made a complicated decision that has worked pretty well for him so far.
It’s hard to accept that it’s been a year already, but Ronaldo has done very well for himself so far.
In this piece, we’ll talk about the accomplishments he had during this time and we’ll also discuss what lies ahead for his professional career.
It seems like this first year was just a small taste of what we are about to experience from Cristiano Ronaldo, he is destined to do great things in Italian football.
This man already took England and Spain by storm, there is no reason for us to doubt that he will do the same in Italy.
There are a number of steps that he has to give in order to reach the targets he set for himself, Juventus will play a massive role in this conquest.
Cristiano Ronaldo was presented as the new Juventus’ number ‘7’, a jersey that never really had a player who represented it properly at the club.
It almost as if it was only waiting for Ronaldo to arrive, he came, he saw, and he conquered so far. However, there is still a lot of unfinished business Ronaldo has.
📆 One Year Ago Today:
🏟 43 Games
⚽️ 28 Goals
🎯 10 Assists
🏆 2 Trophies
📈 Best player in @SerieA.
🇮🇹 Italian Cup winning goal.
⚽️ 400th career league goal.
⏰ Fastest @JuventusFC player to score 10 goals.
✅ Wins everywhere he goes. pic.twitter.com/7Qyccnj8Xv
— SPORF (@Sporf) July 10, 2019
A successful first year with one disappointment.
On his very first year in Italian football, Cristiano Ronaldo proved that he can be the decisive player the Old Lady signed one year ago.
It took him only a couple of matches to let the world know how well he would do in Italian football, the man started scoring goals as everybody expected.
There was a difference between this Ronaldo and the one from his previous two clubs though.
The player we have today is a more cautious forward who performs better as a striker at the moment.
Ronaldo wasn’t able to win the Serie A top-scorer title, but that will change under the new manager.
Ronaldo will increase his goal count tenfold under manager Maurizio Sarri, a coach who knows exactly how to use the talents of all his players properly.
This will be a very special new season for Cristiano, he is coming for every single title and the club is already helping him get to that point.
The ultimate goal is to win the UEFA Champions League this season, a competition that slipped through his hands after getting eliminated by a surprising AFC Ajax.
Another tournament he obviously wants to win is the Coppa Italia, Ronaldo got eliminated by Atalanta in this tournament too.
These two heartbreaks will only make him fight harder for the titles that his trophy room still lacks.
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 10, 2019
After one year of truly breaking the envelope with memorable performances, Ronaldo still hasn’t reached the full potential as a Juventus player.
We are talking about one of the most incredible athletes of his generation, who also happens to be one of the best footballers of all time.
Age is relative for a player like Cristiano Ronaldo, it doesn’t matter if he is 34 years old.
The man has been preparing himself during vacations from the first day, he has been quite busy as his social media accounts can confirm.
The players that Juventus is currently trying to sign are also a major testament to what they are willing to do in order to help Ronaldo win all the trophies.
The club already signed some very interesting midfield players, they are also in the race to sign Matthijs de Ligt right now.
The Dutch defender spoke directly with Ronaldo about possibly playing at Juventus next season, the Portuguese forward knows what a fantastic player De Ligt is.
Having him in the club would be a great boost for them next season, especially in the Champions League.
After reflecting on this first year, we can’t help but think about what’s ins store for both the club and this timeless baller.
Even though his retirement is fast approaching, we know he still has many tricks up his sleeve.
Ronaldo's first season at Juve 🔥
🔲 43 games
⚽️ 28 goals
🏆 Serie A
🏆 Supercoppa Italiana
🥇Serie A Most Valuable Player pic.twitter.com/8XSV3x9Ti9
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) July 10, 2019
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