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Ryan Giggs insists Cristiano Ronaldo has moved to Juventus because of Lionel Messi

Ronaldo has been on international duty this summer with Portugal (Picture: Getty) Ryan Giggs believes Cristiano Ronaldo has moved to Juventus because he is obsessed with La Liga rival Lionel Messi. Ronaldo spent nine years at Real Madrid following his transfer from Manchester United, where he won four Champions League trophies with the club during his time there. However, the Portugal international has made the recent switch to Juventus after signing a recent four-year deal with the Turin club. More: FootballRyan Giggs insists Cristiano Ronaldo has moved to Juventus because of Lionel MessiTurns out Alexandra Cane was in that racy music video with Love Island's MeganUnai Emery wants 'five captains' in his Arsenal side And Giggs, who is a former team-mate of Ronaldo, believes he’s only made the switch to enhance his claim of being better than his main rival in Spain. ‘I’m surprised, surprised that he would leave Real Madrid and go to Italy,’ Giggs told ITV. ‘I think it’s a big challenge for him but he’s going to a huge club. Having that on your CV… Real Madrid, Man United and Juventus. It’s some CV. It will be a challenge for him at 33. More: Real MadridgossipManchester United in advanced talks to sign Gareth BaleReal Madrid draw up three-man shortlist of candidates to replace Cristiano RonaldoKylian Mbappe gives superb response when asked if he can succeed Cristiano Ronaldo ‘He’s obsessed at being better than Messi. I did it in England, I did it in Spain, I’m going to do it in Italy. I did it with Portugal. So maybe that will be his argument when [he thinks about] ‘Am I better than Messi’?’ Ronaldo has only just left the World Cup following on from his round-of-16 defeat at the hands of Uruguay. Now, after finishing up his holidays in Greece, the 33-year-old will move to Juventus with their first match of the new Serie A season yet to be announced. ...


Published By: Metro - Friday, 13 July

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