Ronaldo was unveiled as a Juventus player today, officially ending a nine-year spell with Real Madrid. Despite being 33-years-old, Real were able to recoup £88million for Ronaldo to reinvest in their squad.
While Juventus will hope Ronaldo can help them achieve their ambition of winning the Champions League for the first time since 1996.
Manchester United were linked with a move for Ronaldo but missed out as the Portugal star sought a fresh challenge.
And Mourinho believes Ronaldo’s transfer has made a huge impact on European football.
“The Spanish League no longer has the two best players in the world. Now one’s in Spain and the other’s in Italy,” he told Tele Stereo Radio.
“In England, the Premier League is the most competitive championship with top players. Now there are three dimensions to look at.
“Now everyone looks at Italy for Ronaldo, the Premier League because it’s the best league and Spain for Messi.
“Serie A has become one of the most important championships in the world. In football, everything can change.
“If it changes the perspectives of teams like Inter, Milan and Roma, if they don’t passively accept Juve with Cristiano become stronger, that they will win again and again and can also find the right motivations from this deal, it can change Serie A in terms of quality, emotions and exposure.
“For this reason, I congratulate to Juventus for this coup, which involves football, Marketing and merchandising. It’s the complete transfer.”
Source : EXPRESS