Turin (Italy) / – On Monday, the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo was officially presented as a new player of Juventus, in a day dreamed both by Portuguese legend and the environment of the Turin team.
This July 16 will keep in the memory of Ronaldo and the fans of Juventus, as it marked the beginning of a new stage in the brilliant career of the Portuguese forward, after nine successful seasons lived at Real Madrid.
“I would not say it’s a step back, it’s always ahead. (Juventus) is a team to win, has won the last seven Italian leagues, has been in two finals of ‘Champions’ lately”, said a smiling Cristiano at his press conference presentation.
Portuguese legend expressed his gratitude to the fans of Real Madrid for the support they showed him, but he looks to the future, convinced that at 33 he is still in great shape and able to make a difference.
Cristiano’s big day began at 10:00 local time (8:00 GMT), when he went to J Medical, the medical centre owned by Juventus, to undergo the relevant medical examination prior to the formalization of his signing by team from Turin.
Upon his arrival, Ronaldo was greeted by hundreds of fans who gathered outside the clinic and who did not stop chanting his name and imitating the already famous cry “Siuuu” with which the Portuguese celebrates his goals.
Before starting the medical tests, Cristiano went out to greet his new fans and stayed for a few minutes signing autographs before a “tifosi” in a state of euphoria.
Portuguese legend stayed more than three hours in J Medical to complete the recognition and then formalized his contract with the Turin team.
He signed an agreement for the next four seasons, until June 30, 2022, in exchange for 31 million euros net per year, which makes him the highest paid footballer of the Italian Serie A (First Division).
In the Continassa
Subsequently, Ronaldo travelled to the sports city of the Continassa, where he made contact with the training camps and with his new team.
He cordially greeted the coach, Massimiliano Allegri, the captain, Giorgio Chiellini or the Bosnian Miralem Pjanic, and from there he went to the Allianz Stadium, where more than 200 journalists from all over the world were waiting for his presentation press conference.
Ronaldo arrived accompanied by his mother, his girlfriend, his son and his representative, Jorge Mendes, and was extremely pleased to take a new step in his football career.
“I am very focused and motivated to be able to prove to the Italians that I am a top player. I think I do not have to prove anything to anyone because the numbers do not deceive, but I have ambition and I love the challenges “, Cristiano explained.
And to those who have doubts about his physical condition, since he turned 33 on February 5, the Portuguese recalled that he is “different with respect to all others, to all players who are 32, 33 or 34 years old”.
He also explained that he has a particular link with the fans of Juventus and thanked him for the ovation he gave him in the last Champions League, when Cristiano scored a great goal in the Allianz Stadium that launched Madrid to win 3-0. (July 17, 2018, EFE/Practica Español)
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estará jugando en el Juventus durante los próximos cuatro años.
los aficionados del anterior equipo de C. Ronaldo fueron a ver su presentación.
los aficionados no tuvieron interés en ver la presentación de C. Ronaldo.
los aficionados del Juventus dieron un buen recibimiento a C. Ronaldo.