Buffon supports Ronaldo Juve move

Serie A By: Ayodeji Tunde | 10/07/2018

FC Naija

Juventus great Gianluigi Buffon has said he would be excited if Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo indeed makes a switch from Madrid to Turin to sign for the Serie A champions

Buffon who believes it would be a great signing for Italian football added that he would not be surprised to see the Ronaldo deal happen.

Ronaldo, 33, is linked with a stunning €100 million (£89m/$118m) switch from Madrid to Juve, with the deal reportedly close to completion.

The Portugal international's arrival would come after Buffon's departure, the former Italy goalkeeper having signed with Paris Saint-Germain after departing the Serie A club on free transfer.

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Buffon, who made more than 500 league appearances for Juve, said Ronaldo joining the club will be a boom for the Serie A giants.

"I wouldn't be surprised to see Ronaldo at Juventus," he told Sky Sport on Monday.

"It would make me happy because it is what the Juventus world needs, to find new idols and adore them."

Buffon confirmed his Juve exit in May, having been tormented by Ronaldo in the Champions League the past two seasons.

Ronaldo scored three times to eliminate Juve in the quarter-finals last season, including an incredible bicycle kick goal in the first leg, after having netted a double against the Italian side in the 2017 decider.

Buffon said it was those goals, and not Ronaldo potentially joining the club after his departure, that hurt.