Juventus officially announce Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival

Serie A champions Juventus have formally confirmed the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. The Portugal international has put pen-to-paper on a four-year contract with the Bianconeri after they settled on a club-record £99.2m package with Real Madrid.

Ronaldo has been the trend-setter in Europe over the past five seasons where Los Blancos have gone on to secure four Champions League titles and his arrival in Turin, could transform the Bianconeri into one of the favourites for next season’s competition.

Max Allegri’s side have reached the final of the Champions League in two of their previous four campaigns but on both those occasions, they have succumbed to defeats to Spanish opposition in the form of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

As a result, they have now taken the much-needed gamble with Ronaldo irrespective of his trailing age and the Portuguese’s goal-scoring instincts could provide the cutting edge required to take them to the next level in Europe.

Meanwhile, the arrival of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner may witness a possible striker exit from Turin with Gonzalo Higuain apparently attracting interest from former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri.

Sarri has most-recently taken over the reigns at Chelsea following a long transfer saga and he is understood to have earmarked the Argentine as the prime target to reinforce the Blues frontline ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

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