MX23RW : Thursday, January 17 18:00:19

Fabio Capello: 'Cristiano Ronaldo signing is work of genius by Juventus'

Capello hails
© Reuters
Fabio Capello believes that Juventus's signing of Cristiano Ronaldo is a "work of genius" and the "coup of world football".

Fabio Capello has described Juventus's signing of Cristiano Ronaldo as a "work of genius" and the "coup of world football".

The Portugal forward brought an end to his glittering nine-year stint at Real Madrid this week by agreeing to join the Serie A champions in a nine-figure transfer.

Although some have criticised Juve's significant transfer and salary outlay on the 33-year-old, former Bianconeri boss Capello believes that the move is fantastic for the Italian game.

"Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival is very important for Italian football, a work of genius for Juventus and for all of Italy," Capello is quoted by Football Italia as saying.

"It also represents an investment that will certainly improve the club on a financial level too. Ronaldo is a money-making machine and brings definite business to Juventus.

"We have to compliment Andrea Agnelli and Beppe Marotta, because getting Ronaldo really is the coup of world football. His arrival also opens the door for Serie A and other champions could follow."

Ronaldo won two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey and four Champions Leagues during his time in the Spanish capital.


Click here for more stories about Cristiano Ronaldo

Click here for more stories about Juventus

Share this article now:
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Read Next:
Leeds looking to sign Moise Kean?
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Juventus19172038112753
2Napoli19142337172044
3Inter Milan19123431141739
4Lazio199552821732
5AC Milan198742620631
6Roma1986534241030
7Sampdoria198563223929
8Atalanta BCAtalanta1984739271228
9Torino196942419527
10Fiorentina196852518726
11Parma197481723-625
12SassuoloSassuolo196763032-225
13CagliariCagliari194871725-820
14Genoa195592535-1020
15Udinese194691623-718
16SPALSPAL1945101527-1217
17Empoli1944112237-1516
18Bologna1927101529-1413
19FrosinoneFrosinone1917111237-2510
20AC Chievo VeronaChievo1918101435-218

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account