After leaving his mark in the English Premier League and La Liga, Cristiano Ronaldo has decided it’s time for him to give it a shot in the Italian Serie A.
The 33-year-old forward swapped Real Madrid for Juventus last summer, with Bianconeri splashing out €100m to complete the transfer.
During his 9-year spell in the Spanish capital, the Portuguese hotshot has lifted four Champions League titles, becoming the only player in history to win the most prestigious club competition five times.
Projected as a leader of this Juventus generation, Ronaldo was expected to help the reigning Serie A holders win their elusive first Champions League title in the 21st century.
Unfortunately, the Portugal international has started his new adventure off on the wrong foot, failing to hit the back of the net in his opening three outings.
Ronaldo’s slow start at the Allianz Stadium has seen many analysts talking about his age, saying he is past his prime.
However, the former Manchester United superstar has swiftly managed to silence the critics. Ever since he made a breakthrough against Sassuolo, things have started to change drastically.
Some of his goals have brought Juventus some vital points in Serie A that currently sees them nine points clear of the second-placed Napoli.
The Portuguese goal machine has bagged 15 goals and provided eight assists in 24 appearances across all competitions for the Old Lady so far.
Not only he brought in an extra quality to the Bianconeri attacking department, but his sole presence in the dressing room made the whole team feeling more confident than ever.
Day by day, Ronaldo has established himself as a true leader of Massimiliano Allegri’s crew.
Ronaldo’s influence at Turin continues to grow, as the Juventus march towards their eighth consecutive league title. The ex-AC Milan manager has recently hailed Cristiano’s impact, describing him as “the best player in the world.”