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Fiat workers livid over Juventus' blockbuster deal with Ronaldo

14 July 2018

Yahoo Sport in Italy say that in just 24 hours of Ronaldo being announced as a Juventus player and CR7 shirts hitting stores, an incredible 520,000 shirts were sold either online or in-store.

Cristiano Ronaldo's possible obsession with being better than Lionel Messi may have motivated him to join Juventus, according to former Manchester United team-mate Ryan Giggs. Ronaldo's signing will take the Juventus brand to new heights.

Ryan Giggs has spent a considerable amount of time with the five-time Ballon d'Or victor and knows him personally and, therefore, his words carry some weight.

That holding company, Exor, owns 64 per cent of Juventus, and 30 per cent of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

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.

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Privato said the money spent to bring Ronaldo to Italy's Serie A soccer league should have been spent on "car models that guarantee the futures of thousands of people, rather than enriching only one".

The strike is due to start Sunday night although USB is a minor union in Melfi where main auto union CGIL-Fiom told AFP it was "not interested" in downing tools.

Meanwhile, football finance expert Rob Wilson, of Sheffield Hallam University, believes Juventus stand to gain more from the transfer considering Ronaldo's market value and performances on the pitch.

He leaves as Los Blancos' all-time top scorer and a four-time Champions League victor with the team he joined from Manchester United in 2009.

Fiat workers livid over Juventus' blockbuster deal with Ronaldo