Italian Goalkeeper Mattia Perin, presented on Wednesday as Juventus’ new signing, said that he had not expected to be playing alongside Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Perin, who played for Genoa since 2013, was not surprised, however, that a club like Juventus decided to sign Ronaldo on Tuesday, reports Efe.

“This news is incredible because he’s the best player in the world,” Perin said.

The keeper, capped twice with Italy, believes that the arrival of Ronaldo will benefit Italian soccer.

“It’s really important for everyone at Juventus as players but for the whole Serie A. This will certainly become one of the best leagues in the world,” he said.

Perin stressed that he was “here to learn and my competitiveness will be good for everyone.”