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How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by obembet(f): 5:52pm On Jul 18, 2019
The Netherlands international idolised the Portuguese superstar as a child - now they are team-mates in Turin

The two most significant transfers of Juventus' recent history have both been effectively sealed on the field, rather than off it.

It was the remarkable standing ovation afforded to Cristiano Ronaldo by fans in Turin last year which convinced the then Real Madrid superstar that the Bianconeri was the club for him.

Just over a year later, it was the Portuguese doing the convincing.

At the end of his country's Nations League victory over Netherlands, Ronaldo deliberately sought out Oranje defender Matthijs de Ligt – not for a customary post-match handshake or to offer some words of consolation, but to implore him to join him in Turin.

"I didn't understand him at first," the centre-half admitted to NOS. "I was a little shocked, so I laughed, but I didn't say anything.

"Shortly after the game you are not at all concerned with it, you are disappointed you have lost and that is the only thing you are thinking about."

Ronaldo's surprise invite made a huge impression on De Ligt, though. The 19-year-old had, after all, idolised Ronaldo as a child.

"I always wanted to be Cristiano Ronaldo when [my friends and I] were playing football in the garden," De Ligt told VI in May.

"That was especially in his time when he played at Manchester United.

"My first football shirt also belonged to him from that time."

Ronaldo's recruitment drive, thus, played a pivotal role in De Ligt's decision to spurn numerous offers from elsewhere to move to join Juve, with the transfer is already confirmed.

Of course, it wasn’t the only factor. Money was also key, as it so often is when super-agent Mino Raiola is involved.

Just as Ronaldo ended their hopes of winning the Champions League in 2018, De Ligt did likewise last season, with his towering header sealing Ajax's 3-2 aggregate win over Juve in April.

If you can't beat them, sign them. Not that anyone outside of the club every truly thought Juve capable of pulling off two such sensational coups in consecutive summers.

The Old Lady, though, have handled both deals beautifully. Both took time, effort and skill.

The Bianconeri had, of course, been courting Ronaldo for years, while an attempt was made last year to persuade De Ligt to move to Turin.

In the end, he stayed in Amsterdam, much to the delight of Ajax, who were thus never going to stand in his way this summer.

The amicable nature of the relationship between club and player is also why De Ligt is valued at just €70m (£63m/$80m) in a market in which Manchester United have just paid potentially €55m (£50m/$63m) for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, a promising full-back but one uncapped at senior international level and with less than 50 first-team appearances for Crystal Palace to his name.

De Ligt, by contrast, is already a regular at the heart of the Netherlands defence alongside Virgil van Dijk, while he is coming off the back of a season in which he captained a delightful Ajax side to the semi-finals of the Champions League

Source: https://www.goal.com/en/amp/news/agent-ronaldo-how-superstar-helped-juventus-beat-barca-psg/x8pilmw1j0xw14ao2t8oi5lsm

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by dwilliams707: 5:56pm On Jul 18, 2019
Asides Ronaldo,he’s wise to make a right choice !!him con get Ororo join ah Fear Juventus next season abeg!!

Ororo! Your favorite G.O.A.T...

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by Dizzyrascal(m): 6:32pm On Jul 18, 2019
obembet:
The Netherlands international idolised the Portuguese superstar as a child - now they are team-mates in Turin

The two most significant transfers of Juventus' recent history have both been effectively sealed on the field, rather than off it.

It was the remarkable standing ovation afforded to Cristiano Ronaldo by fans in Turin last year which convinced the then Real Madrid superstar that the Bianconeri was the club for him.

Just over a year later, it was the Portuguese doing the convincing.

At the end of his country's Nations League victory over Netherlands, Ronaldo deliberately sought out Oranje defender Matthijs de Ligt – not for a customary post-match handshake or to offer some words of consolation, but to implore him to join him in Turin.

"I didn't understand him at first," the centre-half admitted to NOS. "I was a little shocked, so I laughed, but I didn't say anything.

"Shortly after the game you are not at all concerned with it, you are disappointed you have lost and that is the only thing you are thinking about."

Ronaldo's surprise invite made a huge impression on De Ligt, though. The 19-year-old had, after all, idolised Ronaldo as a child.

"I always wanted to be Cristiano Ronaldo when [my friends and I] were playing football in the garden," De Ligt told VI in May.

"That was especially in his time when he played at Manchester United.

"My first football shirt also belonged to him from that time."

Ronaldo's recruitment drive, thus, played a pivotal role in De Ligt's decision to spurn numerous offers from elsewhere to move to join Juve, with the transfer is already confirmed.

Of course, it wasn’t the only factor. Money was also key, as it so often is when super-agent Mino Raiola is involved.

Just as Ronaldo ended their hopes of winning the Champions League in 2018, De Ligt did likewise last season, with his towering header sealing Ajax's 3-2 aggregate win over Juve in April.

If you can't beat them, sign them. Not that anyone outside of the club every truly thought Juve capable of pulling off two such sensational coups in consecutive summers.

The Old Lady, though, have handled both deals beautifully. Both took time, effort and skill.

The Bianconeri had, of course, been courting Ronaldo for years, while an attempt was made last year to persuade De Ligt to move to Turin.

In the end, he stayed in Amsterdam, much to the delight of Ajax, who were thus never going to stand in his way this summer.

The amicable nature of the relationship between club and player is also why De Ligt is valued at just €70m (£63m/$80m) in a market in which Manchester United have just paid potentially €55m (£50m/$63m) for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, a promising full-back but one uncapped at senior international level and with less than 50 first-team appearances for Crystal Palace to his name.

De Ligt, by contrast, is already a regular at the heart of the Netherlands defence alongside Virgil van Dijk, while he is coming off the back of a season in which he captained a delightful Ajax side to the semi-finals of the Champions League

Source: https://www.goal.com/en/amp/news/agent-ronaldo-how-superstar-helped-juventus-beat-barca-psg/x8pilmw1j0xw14ao2t8oi5lsm

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shouts out to obembet for anoda wonderful post, I am becoming quite a fan hers. I still find it extremely exciting to see a lady love football like I do. Of everything I love in football, I love Critiano RONALDO the most wink smiley smiley wink smiley

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by obembet(f): 6:55pm On Jul 18, 2019
Dizzyrascal:
shouts out to obembet for anoda wonderful post, I am becoming quite a fan hers. I still find it extremely exciting to see a lady love football like I do. Of everything I love in football, I love Critiano RONALDO the most wink smiley smiley wink smiley

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by Ernerstdavid55(m): 7:16pm On Jul 18, 2019
Who is de light? grin

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by mknigeriagreat: 8:24pm On Jul 18, 2019
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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by queenxey1(f): 8:24pm On Jul 18, 2019
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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by yrex01(m): 8:24pm On Jul 18, 2019
Guy man follow club that want him more, no b by ronaldo.
Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by englishmart(m): 8:25pm On Jul 18, 2019
Ronaldo has started diminishing rapidly. Watch out.

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by thaoriginator: 8:25pm On Jul 18, 2019
Why I'm I no Delighted? cry

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by Emily22(m): 8:25pm On Jul 18, 2019
Juve and Barca can sign anybody but still on still,na only league dem go win
Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by Oshokomole36(m): 8:25pm On Jul 18, 2019
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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by martineverest(m): 8:26pm On Jul 18, 2019
he didn't help anything... juventus was the only cloud that bid for the player....Barca withdrew as a result of exorbitant wage requested by his agent

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by Mufasa27(m): 8:26pm On Jul 18, 2019
yrex01:
Guy man follow club that want him more, no b by ronaldo.
You dey mind the Op..... sad

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by sheddo619(m): 8:27pm On Jul 18, 2019
Dizzyrascal:
shouts out to obembet for anoda wonderful post, I am becoming quite a fan hers. I still find it extremely exciting to see a lady love football like I do. Of everything I love in football, I love Critiano RONALDO the most wink smiley smiley wink smiley
goal.com u mean

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by segebase(m): 8:27pm On Jul 18, 2019
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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by Memberclub(m): 8:28pm On Jul 18, 2019
Barcelona couldn't guarantee him play time.

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by Ceekay212: 8:28pm On Jul 18, 2019
Lol @ ronaldo fanboys. Dude knew he was gonna stay on the bench at barca and also psg wouldn't let him leave if he went there.. so, juve were the only logical option. Ronaldo didnt do shi*t

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by RDPMAN: 8:28pm On Jul 18, 2019
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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by LesbianBoy(m): 8:29pm On Jul 18, 2019
Ceekay212:
Lol @ ronaldo fanboys. Dude knew he was gonna stay on the bench at barca and also psg wouldn't let him leave if he went there.. so, juve were the only logical option. Ronaldo didnt do shi*t

E pain this one o grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by cue64: 8:29pm On Jul 18, 2019
He made the best decision actually... Italian league has been known to produce some of the best defenders in the world....Beresi, Maldini, canavarro, Nesta, Thiago Silva, to name but a few

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by ipobarethieves: 8:30pm On Jul 18, 2019
cool very good for him
Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by OTayobami(m): 8:30pm On Jul 18, 2019
Ernerstdavid55:
Who is de light? grin

No be you still ask what is bbn for the other thread Very soon you go soon ask yourself who you be!

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by martineverest(m): 8:30pm On Jul 18, 2019
Memberclub:
Barcelona couldn't guarantee him play time.
that's false...Barca was rebuffed by his exorbitant wage request...

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by Carlyboi(m): 8:31pm On Jul 18, 2019
obembet:


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what club do you support tho and I never really connected your username to sports or betting too I love having football convos with a vast lady tho
Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by Lugianostar(m): 8:31pm On Jul 18, 2019
Keep your dreams alive no matter how hard people around you tends to distract you.

Don't quit either as you will never know how close you are to be celebrated.

Little drops of water will certainly form an ocean some day.

Keep believing God and trust that you can make it big time.

Congratulations!!!

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by lebest: 8:32pm On Jul 18, 2019
That's good
Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by MrMou: 8:32pm On Jul 18, 2019
This deluded c.ronaldo sycophant don come with usual trash again!
Somebody that was waiting for Barca & Barca no wan pay him money with his greedy Raiola of an agent! He went to the next biggest club that wanted him, simple!

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by frankmoney(m): 8:33pm On Jul 18, 2019
See as this news dey pain Barca fans .. some of them are even saying he would have been on bench ... Messi fanboys always in sifia pain

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Re: How Ronaldo Helped Juventus Beat Barca & PSG To Wonderkid De Ligt by Angelfrost(m): 8:33pm On Jul 18, 2019
englishmart:
Ronaldo has started diminishing rapidly. Watch out.

He has paid his dues in full... If he is truly diminishing, then he has earned that right too.

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