Champions like Ronaldo never tire of new challenges, says Pele

Comments()
Getty Images
The Brazil icon has backed the Portugal star's move to Italy from the Champions League holders

Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to end a nine-year Real Madrid stay to sign for Juventus is the right move, according to Pele.

Ronaldo agreed a four-year deal with the Serie A champions to complete a €100 million (£88m/$117m) transfer from Madrid on Tuesday.

The Portugal captain said he wants to start a "new cycle" in his career at the age of 33, having won four Champions League titles in the past five years at Madrid.

And Pele, who spent 18 years at Santos before ending his career with New York Cosmos, understands Ronaldo's decision.

"Congratulations, Cristiano," the Brazil icon wrote on Twitter.

"It was hard to join another side after so long at Santos but it was the right move.

"Champions never tire of new challenges."

Article continues below

Indeed, Ronaldo indicated that he was considering a new challenge in May, after Real defeated Liverpool in the Champions League final.

Real's all-time top scorer, Ronaldo is reported to have signed a four-year contract that will see him pocket €30 million (£26.5m/$35m) per season.

And should Juve be victorious in Serie A this season, Ronaldo will become the very first player to win league titles in Italy, Spain and England.

Next article:
PSG join Chelsea in Paredes battle as Zenit hold out for €40m
Next article:
Pulisic has all the quality to be a success at Chelsea - Ex-Dortmund manager Bosz
Next article:
Sad Pochettino admits Bielsa is 'wrong' over spy row
Next article:
Cowdenbeath vs Rangers: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview
Next article:
De Ligt, Sancho and Vinicius headline FUT Future Stars in FIFA 19
Close