Brazilian Ronaldo hails Cristiano's Juve arrival
- The legendary striker admits Cristiano's arrival is great for the whole Italian football
- Ronaldo also believes Modric's move to Inter might be actually completed
The Brazilian still has a lot of warm feelings left towards the Italian football, which is why the former Real Madrid striker admits CR7 joining Juventus is simply great, he told Sky Sport Italia: "The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in Italy is a great thing because Italian football has not recently been going through a good moment and this signing could relaunch it. It needs to bounce back from a difficult situation and I hope the spectacle returns."
The move was loud indeed and has already paid off, at least commercially. Tuttosport reported Bianconeri's official store sold all of Cristiano Ronaldo shirts with only XXL and children sizes left. A total of 55,000 Cristiano shirts were sold at the club's official shop with Bianconeri making a €6.5m profit. However, if the sales continue at the current rate Juve will make around €60m.
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Juventus have already collected €6.5m in selling Cristiano Ronaldo's shirts. It is possible for the club to collect a total of €55m-€60m from merchandising, for the 2018/19 financial year. pic.twitter.com/IrwzHMRfa9
However, there could be another shocking transfer in the Italian football as Inter look determined to add Luka Modric to their assets. Ronaldo, whose arguably best years were spent at the Nerazzurri, has claimed there's nothing impossible today: "It's a strange transfer window - let's see what happens. I hope that this season, Inter achieve the goals they have set. In terms of Modric, on the other hand, I don't know if there really are negotiations underway between the two clubs. The market closes in a few weeks so let's wait and see. All the top clubs are strengthening and Inter are up there."
Meanwhile, the rivals' move for the Croat might be a concern for Juve as well. As per a report in reputable Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid are going to make a bid for Juve's Miralem Pjanic, if Modric does leave for Inter in summer. Moreover, the source stress that while the Bosnian's desire is to stay at the club, his agent Fali Ramadani is pushing him to leave. The Old Lady won't let their star out for anything less than €100, however, Los Blancos are said to be ready to bring the 28-year-old at any cost.
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