Ronaldo lands in Turin to begin new life

Serie A By: Linus Onyeze | 30/07/2018

Ronaldo gets date for official Juve debut

Cristiano Ronaldo has landed in Turin as he begins life as a Juventus player.

The Portuguese striker was afforded an extended break following his World Cup campaign but that time off is drawing to an end.

Some Juventus fans were waiting at the airport, filming with their phones as the £100m-signing disembarked.

He was seen descending the steps of a private jet with his family, including his youngest son, and a number of his entourage in tow.

Massimiliano Allegri's side have been enjoying pre-season training on tour in the US without their big money signing.

Ronaldo, who suffered elimination with Portugal against Uruguay in the last-16 in Russia, has since enjoyed a family holiday in addition to commercial obligations.

The 33-year-old made his annual CR7 brand tour of China with Nike as thousands gathered to catch a glimpse of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, in addition more relaxing time with girlfriend Georgina

But the former Real Madrid man will head back to the day job on Monday for the first session with his new team-mates.

Juventus face Ronaldo's old side on August 4 in the International Champions Cup but that game will come too soon for the striker.

His first competitive action is expected to be the Serie A opener against Chievo on August 19.