Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in Turin on Monday afternoon following his €105 million move from Real Madrid.
The 33-year-old leaves the Bernabeu as the highest scorer in the clubs history, with a staggering 450 goals in 438 games. He was instrumental in Real’s 3rd consecutive Champions league winning campaign last year, but Ronaldo revealed after the final that he was considering moving on.
The former Manchester United star joins a Juventus side that has won 4 domestic doubles on the bounce in Italy but last won the European Cup back in 1996.
According to the Evening Standard, Ronaldo spoke to reporters at his first club press conference today, expressing his delight following the big money switch: “Juventus have a great coach and a great president accustomed to winning. It was an easy decision to come here.”
“I’m here because it’s a brand new challenge for my career. It’s a big club and, usually, players of my age go to Qatar or to China, with all due respect, so coming to such an important and outstanding club at this point in my career makes me very happy.”
“That’s why I’m very grateful to Juventus for this opportunity because I can go on with my career.”
— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) July 16, 2018