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Ronaldo's Juve move sparks strike in Italy

13 July 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) workers have announced that they will strike against the signing of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus Football Club, which is supported by Exor, the same investor as the vehicle maker.

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The union added that it was "unacceptable" that while Fiat Chrysler workers were making "huge economic sacrifices", millions of euros were being spent on the purchase of a player.

Ronaldo signed a four-year deal with the Old Lady on Tuesday, bringing to an end his nine-year stint at the Bernabeu.

Ronaldo equally confirmed that his stay at the Los Blancos after his then world-record fee of £80m from Premier League side Manchester United, was "possibly the happiest of my life".

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Milinkovic-Savic has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting young players in Europe since joining Lazio from Genk three years ago and he provided 14 goals and 9 assists last season as they narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification with a fifth-placed finish in Serie A. "That means more sponsors, more TV money and more prize money".

Workers at the auto company's Melfi plant in southern Italy will walk off the job at 10 p.m. Sunday and remain on strike until 6 p.m. Tuesday, BBC News reported.

The investment holding firm of the Agnelli family, Exor, has a 64 percent stake in Juventus and owns 30 percent of carmakers Fiat Chrysler (FCA).

The strike, however, will likely have a nominal impact - the factory is one of seven plants in Italy and USB doesn't represent all of the workers there.

Ronaldo's Juve move sparks strike in Italy