Juventus supporters have shown their support for new signing Cristiano Ronaldo by rushing out to buy the Portuguese’s new shirt.
Delighted fans were seen posing outside Juventus’ official club store on Wednesday with ‘Ronaldo 7’ shirts.
Ronaldo, who originally wore the No 9 shirt at Real Madrid before taking the No 7 following Raul’s departure in 2010, would have demanded the shirt number to continue his CR7 brand.
The former Manchester United star has clothing ranges and hotels in Lisbon and Madeira under CR7 branding.
Juan Cuadrado is one man connected with Juventus who may not be too pleased with Ronaldo’s arrival as the Colombian is now without a shirt number.
Juventus announced the stunning £100million deal for Ronaldo with the Portugal captain in his usual celebration stance with ‘Cristiano’ accompanying the image.
However, they used the No 7 in his name to confirm his new shirt number.
Ronaldo’s astonishing £100m transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus will lead to a £10.6m payday for his agent, the Serie A club have confirmed.
Jorge Mendes made a proposal to Juve when selling them full back Joao Cancelo from Valencia last month – and the club subsequently made a £88m offer to Real.
In addition to the agent’s fee, Ronaldo’s former clubs Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United will share a total of £4.4m, making the deal worth more than £100m.
Sponsors Fiat agreed to shoulder the burden of his £26.6m-a-year wages, helping to ease money fears but the total cost to club will be £310m over four years.
Ronaldo met club president Andrea Agnelli on Tuesday afternoon in a hotel in Greece before agreeing the four-year deal worth an estimated £500,000 a week.
He is expected to be officially unveiled on Monday.