Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo deal prompts strike from Fiat workers

Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo deal prompts strike from Fiat workers

Shares in Juventus spiked by 40 percent at the announcement of the transfer but the world's most famous soccer star's move to Italy hasn't been well received by employees at Fiat's Melfi plant.

Veteran German footballer Toni Kroos, who has been a key player in the Real Madrid midfield since 2014 also wrote a heartfelt message to his former teammate and talisman Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid yesterday after nine years with Los Blancos to join Juventus in a deal worth £99.2 million.

"I'm surprised that he would leave Real Madrid and go to Italy", Giggs said on ITV.

Life without Ronaldo certainly won't be easy for the Spanish powerhouse.

Real Madrid have been tipped to raid PSG for one of Mbappe or Neymar. Mbappe would give Madrid a top name who could attract headlines, and is a promising talent who could thrive for nearly a decade at the highest level. The Portuguese forward's transfer to Juventus was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.

"It's been a pleasure to play by your side, El Bicho". The latest JOE World Cup Minipod hosted by Dion Fanning and Paddy McKenna is here.

"Ronaldo, the one who had us all watching Real-Barca on TV with nearly Spanish eyes and hearts".

The player's agent, Jorge Mendes, who has been rather influential on his career, is claiming that Juventus will be Ronaldo's last club.

Madrid is focusing its money on youngsters to try to build a base for the future.

The 33-year-old Portugal worldwide has signed a four-year deal at Juventus following a transfer worth €112million.

"This thing took root when he scored that outrageous overhead goal against Juventus in the quarter-finals of this season's Champions League", Hunter has said on his podcast, The Big Interview.

However, recent days have seen something of a plot twist with bitter rivals Barcelona now emerging as a potential suitor for the 27-year-old. Both have spent a lot of time on the bench under coach Zinedine Zidane.

In addition, the superstar's transfer will cost the Old Lady more than 340m euros in total, adding the player's salary and taxes to his 112m euros transfer fee.

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