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CR7: What Cuadrado Said When I Asked Him For No. 7 Shirt

Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo for €100 million plus add-ons, but, at the time, the 33-year-old's favourite shirt number was held by Juan Cuadrado. The club-record signing has now revealed what his teammate said when he asked him for Juve's No. 7 jersey.

Click through the gallery above to see other Juve stars who have worn the No. 7 shirt.

Ronaldo joined the Serie A giants on 10 July for a fee of €100 million (R1.69 billion), plus another €17 million (R288 million) in add-ons.

Many wondered whether or not the Portuguese international would get the No. 7 shirt that was held by Cuadrado, but a day later the Colombian confirmed on Twitter that he would give Ronaldo his shirt number.

The 33-year-old has now opened about about the brief chat he had with Cuadrado about the number.

"You know, it's my favourite number and I spoke with the club at the beginning, and, of course, I spoke with (Juan) Cuadrado because he was number 7," Ronaldo told DAZN, who recently announced him as their new global brand ambassador.

"He said, 'No problem. It will be a pleasure for me to give you my number 7', my shirt. So, it was good.

"I'm surprised, in a good way, as the club helped me and, of course, Cuadrado, he took it very well.

"So I'm really glad to continue with my number 7."

Read: Ronaldo: I'd Like Cristiano Jr To Become A Player

Cuadrado has since taken up the No. 16 shirt, and both players started in Juve's dramatic 3-2 opening day win over Chievo last weekend.

Do you think Ronaldo would have joined Juventus if he did not get to wear the No. 7 shirt? Have your say in the comments section below.


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