Ronaldo arrives at J Medical clinic for Juventus medical check-up

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Turin, July 16 (IANS) Portugal’s most famous football player on Monday arrived at J Medical, the private clinic property of Juventus team, to undergo a medical check-up prior to formalising his Turin squad transfer.

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo reached here on Sunday after spending a brief holiday in Greece, and reported at J Medical at around 10.10 hrs (8.10 GMT.), reports Efe.

A Juventus official Twitter account statement read: “First hugs of Juventus FC fans to Cristiano Ronaldo, about to start his medical visit with the Juventus club.”

Dressed in a black suit and white shirt, Ronaldo will undergo a medical check-up and if all goes well, as expected, he will sign a four-year contract with La Juve, which comes with a 31 million euro ($36.3 million) salary per season.

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Around the clinic, hundreds of supporters and onlookers cheered Ronaldo as they sought autographs and selfies with the football star.

The Portuguese player arrived on Sunday afternoon by his private aircraft along with his mother and his Spanish girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez.

On Monday, at 18.30 local time (16.30 GMT), Ronaldo will hold his first press conference with his Juve colors at the Allianz Stadium’s elegant Gianni and Umberto Agnelli hall.

The Portuguese legend left Real Madrid after playing for 9 seasons and winning 16 trophies, including four Champion Leagues, scoring 451 goals in a total of 438 matches.

His transfer to Juventus marks the most expensive contract in soccer history.

As Juventus player, he will, once again, wear his number 7, gracefully conceded by La Juve’s Colombian player, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, who will revert to his number 16 shirt.

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Cuadrado wrote on Instagram “It is better to give than to receive (…) Blessings to Cristiano in this new adventure.”

–IANS

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