15-20 years ago, the Italian Serie A was the world’s strongest footbal league. Old fans remember well the successful performance of Milan and Juventus in the Champions League at the turn of the century.
Most notably: Serie A developed some of the world’s most exciting players, the winners of the most prestigious award of the football world – Golden Ball: Ronaldo, Zidane, Nedved.
But with the course of time La Liga and the Premier League overpassed the Italian league. For world-class stars, Serie A has ceased to be prestigious.
Against this background the unexpected transfer of one of the best football players of our time Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus is even more precious.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) July 10, 2018
The 33-year-old Ronaldo, the most famous footballer on the planet, is ready for a new challenge after nine years at Real Madrid. During this time he became the best scorer of the club with 451 goals in 438 games, won four Champions League, four Golden Balls and three Golden Boots.
— Forbes (@Forbes) July 10, 2018
The player signed a four-year contract with the long-time champion of Italy with an annual salary of about 30 million euros.
Skeptics may say that Ronaldo – a top-level player – is no longer young, but his sports form is still amazing: a fresh example is Ronaldo’s brilliant performance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Anyway this is a great move. Serie A will receive an additional hundred thousand fans and will begin its way to recover in the rank of the strongest league on the planet.