Cristiano's brother admits goals are higher than ever
- Hugo Aveiro has expressed confidence that Cristiano is at the right club and will make history with Juventus
Aveiro told Gazzetta dello Sport on his brother's decision and the player and the club's prospects: "I think Cristiano will have success with Juventus. From my point of view, he has chosen an exceptional club and he will help them to achieve great results. Among other things, Italy is a marvellous country in which to play football. There has always been a great League here."
Hugo went on to show no doubt whatsoever in CR7's determination and capabilities: "Knowing him as I do, he will give everything in his body to keep himself at the level he is at – and even to improve. I am sure his performances will be of a high level. Serie A is a very competitive League and I am sure he will make part of the history of this League. It’s a new challenge for him and he always loves having new challenges in front of him."
Meanwhile, CR7's move to Turin 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.
The transfer was so perfectly executed by the Bianconeri that even Captain Giorgio Chiellini couldn't believe it. "[The first time I heard about Ronaldo], I said to my friends, 'Nah, it's impossible,'" Chiellini told ESPN in an exclusive interview ahead of Wednesday's MLS All-Star game. "After one day, [I thought] maybe it is possible. With our manager, with our director ... it's a reality. Juventus is growing ... year after year, and we need a champion like Cristiano."
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