Paratici on how he sealed Ronaldos transfer

first_imgJuventus sporting director Fabio Paratici opened up on the capture of Cristiano Ronaldo suggesting they didn’t find it hard to convince him.Ronaldo made a shocking move to the Bianconeri in the summer for €100m from Real Madrid.And Paratici revealed that the transfer process was smooth despite some air of skepticism at the initial stage.“With Cristiano, it was quite simple because he already had it in his head to come to Juventus,” Paratici told Football Italia.“There was no real need to convince him. I think around May 25, after the Champions League final he decided. He said: ‘if there’s Juve, then I only want Juve’.“When we met with [agent Jorge] Mendes to talk about Joao Cancelo he told me: ‘you won’t believe this, but Cristiano wants to come to Juventus’.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I replied: ’it’s not that I don’t believe it, but it seems difficult to make everything fit’.“President [Andrea] Agnelli is very present in our daily lives because he’s always with us or at least reachable, so we can easily meet.“We plan for days, but this wasn’t planned. I said to him: ‘there could be an opportunity, but it’s important you listen to me until the end’.“When you turn up to his office and tell him you need to buy Cristiano Ronaldo… it was good sporting news, but then there’s the other part. He understood immediately though, and I realised he was already thinking along those lines.“When I left his office I thought we could get there. Agnelli said ‘give me a day or two to think about it’, but he called me after three hours.“To draw up all the contracts we rented a villa on Lake Maggiore for a whole day, with all the representatives of Juventus and the player.”last_img read more

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