Cristiano Ronaldo trains with Juventus for first time


Cristiano Ronaldo joined up in training with his new side for the first time following his move from Real Madrid.

The Portugal star joined the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Rodrigo Bentancur, Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa and Juan Cuadrado returning to training for the first time following their World Cup exploits.

Ronaldo brought a nine-year trophy laden spell at Real Madrid to an end this summer making the switch to Juventus in a deal reportedly worth €112 million (€99m/$131m).

The 33-year-old completed a shock move to the Serie A champions after previously hinting at an exit following Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Liverpool in the Champions League final.

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Ronaldo’s departure brings an end to a union that birthed a record-breaking European domination – winning three successive Champions League titles with the Spanish giants.

His signing has been applauded in all corners as a win for the Old Lady and the Italian Serie A in general, with many suggesting the Portugal star’s signing will inspire a revival in quality at the Serie A following its fall from grace in recent times.

Cristiano Ronaldo attended Juventus training for the first time on Monday following his post-World Cup holiday.

The Portugal captain netted four times as the European champions crashed out of the FIFA World Cup at the hands of Uruguay and the FIFA Men best player was given the best part of a month off and welcomed to Turin on Monday by a big group of fans.

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Ronaldo is not expected to feature against his old team-mates when Juventus take on Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup on Saturday after a friendly against an MLS All-Star side scheduled for Thursday.

He is expected to be ready for his Serie A debut on the opening day of the season on August 18, when Juve will face Chievo away from home.