Footie superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has landed in Turin ahead of his official unveiling by Juventus on Monday afternoon, the Serie A champions have announced.
“Now arriving in Turin: @Cristiano!” the Old Lady wrote on its Twitter account, alongside a photo of Ronaldo with his fiancée Georgina Rodriguez in front of the private jet that brought him to Italy at Turin’s Caselle airport.
Juventus then posted a video of the plane landing and the player stepping down from the plane his entourage before being whisked off by club officials.
Ronaldo was expected to land in Italy on Monday morning after his stunning 99 million-euro move from European champions Real Madrid, with daily Repubblica reporting that as many as 20,000 fans were expected to greet him at the airport.
But in a swift change of plans, the five-time ballon d’Or winner will now head for the Allianz Stadium for medicals on Monday before facing journalists’ questions at a media conference scheduled for 1630 GMT.
There he is expected to sign a four-year contract worth a reported 30 million euros a season in a deal that Italian media says will cost Juventus a total of 350 million euros.
The former Manchester United winger will then meet the team — who have begun pre-season training — on Monday afternoon, but will join them officially later in the month when they begin their summer tour of the United States.