Following Cristiano Ronaldo moving to Juventus on a whooping €120 million deal, a former defender of the Serie A side, Ciro Ferrara has revealed what he feels will happen to Lionel Messi.
According to him, the Portuguese’s move from Real Madrid to Juventus could pave the way for Barcelona star, Lionel Messi to consider a move to Italy.
Ferrara, who won five league titles and a Champions League medal with Juve before later coaching the team, said Ronaldo’s age won’t prevent the star player from performing and helping his new club in achieving its champions league dream.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has chosen Juventus and that is something special for Italian football,” Ferrara told Corriere di Torino.
“Now we wait for Messi and this would not be a joke.
“Ronaldo is an exceptional signing in every sense. It’s true that he’s no longer young, but he takes care of all details and is training all the time.
“It is clear that Juventus’ main goal is to win the Champions League. With this coup Juventus has entered into the top five powers of world football because they have bought the best player.
“Nobody expected it but I think the deal has been in the works for a while,” he added.
“I think of Zidane leaving Real and Allegri who decides to stay at Juventus. I think they both knew what was going to happen,” he said.