Ronaldo Chose Juventus, We Didn't Approach Him
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July 11, 2018 ( Comments )
The Bianconeri completed the shock signing of the 33-year-old, but the club chief says it was the forward who started flirting first.
Cristiano Ronaldo made the first move to start negotiations with Juventus over his shock move from Real Madrid, chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has revealed.
The 33-year-old joined the Serie A side in a move worth €100m (£88m/$117m) plus €12m (£10.5/$14m) in additional charges, while he committed to a four-year contract that will see him net €30 million (£26.5m/$35m) each season.
Juve tried to sign Ronaldo when he was just 18, only to see the move fall through and the attacker to become a star at Manchester United and then Madrid.
This time, however, it was the Portuguese icon who got in touch with the Bianconeri, as he sought a way out of the Spanish capital following their Champions League win.
While his agent, Jorge Mendes, was in talks with the Bianconeri over Joao Cancelo's move to Turin, the forward made first contact with the Italian champions, leaving them with an easy decision to make.
The signing has proved an exciting one for Juve fans and figures across the football world.
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