Cristiano Ronaldo’s sunning transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus is already reverberating in Italy as workers at a Fiat Chrysler plant are to strike in protest over the move.
Juve and the automaker are controlled by the Agnelli family through their holding company, and the USB union said the firm needed to guarantee the future of thousands of people, “rather than enriching only one”.
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.
The reigning Italian champions announced a four-year deal for Ronaldo Tuesday amid concern that they had overpaid for the 33-year-old forward.
Football finance experts are however of the opinion Juventus should earn more than enough money from Ronaldo to cover the transfer fee and his wages.
Already, the club has had a huge social media boost, gaining about 2.5million more followers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter in under two days.
If Ronaldo can repeat anything close to his heroics at Madrid where he scored 450 goals in 438 games for the club, then the deal may come off as a coup by Juve directors.
The five-time ballon d’Or winner is expected to be unveiled at the Juventus Stadium next Monday.