After joining a new club on loan in this latest transfer window, a former Real Madrid star has credited superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for the great things he has heard about his new team.
Ex-Los Blancos star Jese Rodriguez has signed for Sporting Lisbon on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, with the Portuguese club having the option to buy him permanently come the end of the 2019/20 season.
Upon his arrival in Portugal, the 26-year-old said his former colleague Ronaldo always told him fantastic things about Sporting, the club whose ranks the Juventus forward came through before joining Manchester United in 2003.
"I am very happy for the opportunity Sporting CP is giving me. It is a historic club in Portugal," Jese said, according to Be Soccer.
"I have a friend named Cristiano Ronaldo who has always told me very good things about this club, which created him from a young age. I am very excited to start training with my colleagues.
"I have seen the players the team have, and I think we can do something important. We will fight for all competitions. With joy and work we can achieve good things.
"He (Ronaldo) told me it was a very important club for him, and he was very fond of Sporting CP."
After arriving at PSG in 2016 from Los Blancos, Jese represented the French giants on only 16 occasions.
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