Juventus might have pulled off one of the biggest transfers of this summer, as they managed to take advantage of an unsettled Cristiano Ronaldo and brought him to Turin immediately.
There were rumors which claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to retire at the Bernabeu, but the Portuguese forward decided to pick up a new challenge and agreed to make a move to Juventus for a reported transfer fee of £99 million.
The 33-year old didn’t take part in the club’s USA Tour, as he recovered from this summer’s World Cup in Russia. Last week, he arrived in Turin to join the squad, and began preparations for the upcoming season.
With Serie A set to begin next week, Massimiliano Allegri got a chance to field Ronaldo in the starting lineup, as Juventus were up against their youth side on Sunday.
Ronaldo got off the mark immediately. In the 8th minute of the game, the star forward controlled a long pass from Bernardeschi before slotting the ball in the top corner.
Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be adapting to life pretty easily in Italy. The 33-year old has won all trophies possible at Manchester United and Real Madrid, and Juve will be hoping he can replicate a similar feat at his new club in the upcoming season.
The Bianconeri will be up against some serious competition in the Serie A this time around, as Inter Milan and Napoli have made some significant additions to improve their squads in the summer.
AC Milan have also finally added a prolific striker in the form of Gonzalo Higuain, and will also consider themselves strong contenders for the league title this season.