Ace Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr has called Juventus’ new signing Cristiano Ronaldo a football genius. Neymar also believes Real Madrid’s all-time highest goal-scorer, CR7’s move to Serie A will restore Italian football back to its glory days.
Speaking to L’Equipe, Neymar said: “He’s going to flip the Italian league upside down. It’ll be just as popular as when I watched it as a child.”
“Cristiano is a legend in football, a genius,” the PSG star added while talking about five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Star Portugal footballer Ronaldo had won four Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles and two Copa del Rey trophies with Spanish football giants Real Madrid. CR7 is also Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer. Speaking about his decision to leve La Liga giants for Seria A champions, Neymar said, “I’m happy for his decision,” adding, “I think it is a difficult decision for him so I wish him good luck but not against Paris.”
Earlier this month, Ronaldo fever hit Turin after it was announced that Real Madrid’s all-time highest goalscorer will leave the European champions for Juventus. As per reports in the Italian media, Cristiano Ronaldo will earn 30 million euros per season and the deal will cost Series A champions a total of 350 million euros.
Speaking to media during his official unveiling as a Juventus player, CR7 was quoted as saying that he’s “different” from other players of his age. Players at the age of 33 move to China or Qatar for mega-money deals.
“I’m different from other players who think their careers are over when they’re my age,” Ronald said, adding, “I want to show that I’m not like the others, I’m different. Players of my age go to China or Qatar so coming to such an important club at this stage in my career makes me very happy.”