Fiat factory workers protest and plaster anti Ronaldo posters

Cristiano Ronaldo

GETTYCristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid after nine years

If Ronaldo can lead Juventus to the UEFA Champions League final, the media exposure for that year alone would be worth about $58.3 million, according to Eric Smallwood, president of Apex Marketing Group.

But while the club and the vehicle company are separate corporate entities, individually managing their own operations and finances, the Italian USB Lavoro Privato union considers it "unacceptable" that such a large investment has gone into securing Ronaldo from the Galacticos.

Ronaldo, 33, has nearly exclusively worn the No 7 shirt for both Manchester United and Real Madrid, wearing No 9 for the Spanish giants in 2009/10 when club legend Raul occupied his preferred number. Cristiano's 450 goals, a club record, and Champions League pedigree, make him an nearly impossible act to follow. "I'd put Ronaldo on the same level as Alfredo Di Stefano, Pepe and Johann Cruyff".

"He's a phenomenon. If Real Madrid want to sign him then they'd better be quick!"

Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly started to consider a pay-rise for forward Neymar.

PSG are also understood to be readying a mammoth contract offer which will see the player earn as much as, or even more than, his former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi, should he accept it. "Beyond the conquered titles, the trophies achieved and the triumphs achieved in the playing fields during these 9 years, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and improvement", read part of a statement Real Madrid issued after his departure.

Fiat employees in Italy plan to hold a strike after the Agnelli family, which owns the carmaker, paid Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo a reported $130 million to leave Spain's Real Madrid and join Italy's Juventus.

So who could replace Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernabeu?

Having scored 10 and 11 goals respectively in each of the past two seasons, he would be expected to improve on those figures, but should be able to increase his strike rate with more minutes on the pitch.

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