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Juve Boss: Why I Wanted Ronaldo

Juventus Boss: Why I Wanted Cristiano Ronaldo

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jul 12, 2018 07:31 AM @KurtLaduma

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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Nick#10 Joined: 08 Dec 2016
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Nick#10 Jul 13, 2018 12:45 AM
@Pirates99 sometimes u must follow football to be part of it..negotiations are not open for Messi he is not for sale he Messi is not a wanderer
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JOMMAK Joined: 25 Aug 2017
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JOMMAK Jul 12, 2018 03:04 PM
So go you Penald'or fangirls, I suppose from this season you're all brand new Juventus supporters...it will be good riddance from stupidity on this site cos no one watches Serie A seriously with their boring and sleep inducing Italian football.
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JOMMAK Joined: 25 Aug 2017
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JOMMAK Jul 12, 2018 02:59 PM
Ronaldo is not even a better player than Zidane...how can he then be better than Messi?
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JOMMAK Jul 12, 2018 02:57 PM
Eish, clowns...when you talk of Messi you must understand you're talking about a GOAT...Ronaldo can go anywhere and score goals but he'll never be the best player in history. I'm not talking about best goalscorer, I'm saying best player. Cos if your warped logic is true, then a cow like Thomas Muller is the best player Bayern Munich has ever had. But I can tell you now, no real Bayern supporters will agree with that assessment. Penald'or is a great scorer, no one can question that, but Messi is better than him because he combines all the best qualities in one...first he's an equally great goalscorer, but then ten times better than Penald'or when it comes to passing, dribbling, final killer pass before assist or goal or assists themselves, vision, first touch, long pass, everything...so why do I still have to argue with kids about this issue?
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 12, 2018 11:55 AM
Ronaldo his proving a point for everybody that his the best and he cn shine everywhere his playing and now his on his third team of his career bt still his a goal machine and lets wayt and see he cn still do it in Italy
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Gustin Sirino Jul 12, 2018 10:29 AM
@ta more@mbekweni Yourself you act like you know European football but you analysis is half baked, I am not one of those that will dispute if Messi is good or not he is that good, However Ronaldo if successful in Italy he would have dominated three different leagues with different style, only great players di that. if you look at the games Ronaldo didn't play Real struggle in December he was no where in scoring chat but what he did fro January to may wow!! so pleas don't act like you know much trying to downplay Ronaldo please
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Faysal Jul 12, 2018 09:24 AM
Forget it
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Sanchez Alexis Joined: 29 Dec 2015
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Sanchez Alexis Jul 12, 2018 08:57 AM
He did it with ManU then again with Madrid, why not with the Old Lady?? This guy is adventurous & has a winning mentality. Champion's league goes to Italy this time watch the space.
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ta more@mbekweni Jul 12, 2018 08:55 AM
@Pirates_999 they have won everything in serie A accept this champions league had they signed Messi it would be the same agenda so don't advertise your lack of knowledge regarding European big clubs Messi's 1st champions league got it right from Ronaldo's with little man little header he achieved many things in front of Ronaldo Messi became Ronaldo's tool to measure his success real invested a lot to of money just compete with Messi Ronaldo has somehow ran away from direct competing with Messi of which he came to Spain for,in his two last season with Madrid he had to be rested as Madrid used their depth or quality in other matches to win as Ronaldo was becoming inconsistent so in every week competition he was fading needed a long time rest before heating his best performance of which is the obvious reason he went to juve they practically don't need him domestically he will rest as much as he can at juve of one as other player is good enough to take domestic limelight from him
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Mentashe Jul 12, 2018 08:44 AM
Yes he can.
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Pirates_999 Joined: 08 Nov 2017
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Pirates_999 Jul 12, 2018 08:08 AM
This shows that Messi is nothing in Champions league. PSG bought Neymar because they want to win Champions league Juventus now getting CR7 because they want Champions league NOBOBY wants Shorty a.k.a Tikolosho because he is USELESS in the competition
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Warras4phefeni Jul 12, 2018 07:50 AM
Massimiliano I like your honesty shame.

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