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Juve Boss: Why I Wanted Ronaldo

With superstar Cristiano Ronaldo officially becoming a Juventus player this week, the Italian giants' manager has now explained why he wanted the former Real Madrid talisman at the Old Lady.

Official: Ronaldo Joins Juve In Record Deal

The Portuguese was announced as a Bianconeri player on Tuesday, following weeks of speculation that the 33-year-old was unhappy at Los Blancos and was after a new challenge.

Massimiliano Allegri has denied rumours that he convinced Ronaldo to join the Serie A champions over the phone, but did reveal that a big part of the reason for Juventus' decision to sign the five-time Ballon d'Or winner was to give them a better chance of winning Europe's biggest club competition.

"We've always had the objective of winning the Champions League, and certainly the signing of Ronaldo gives us even more belief that we can do it," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I've not spoken to him on the phone at all. I think there will be a press conference on Monday, so I'll see him then.

"I know he's very happy. He's a great professional and gives more value to a squad who have already achieved great things.

"I think that the club and the president have done something extraordinary for Juve, but above all for Italian football."

Juventus last won the UEFA Champions League in the 1995/96 season, but now have the competition's record goalscorer in their ranks.

How Juventus Could Line Up With Ronaldo

Ronaldo has scored 120 goals in his UCL career so far, and has lifted the prestigious trophy on five occasions already.

Do you think Juve can win the Champions League with Ronaldo in their team? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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