Should Cristiano Ronaldo decide to make a summer move to Juventus then he’ll already know what it’s like to feel the affection of the Turin crowd.
He was applauded there in April after he scored an overhead kick in Real Madrid’s 3-0 Champions League victory and he spoke afterwards of the respect he has always held for the Serie A champions.
“That was one of the nicest moments I’ve had this evening,” he told Real Madrid’s media, when asked about the ovation he received.
“For people to applaud me at a stadium like that of Juventus, where they’ve had great players and where they have great players, is a top moment.
“I’m very happy and excited because this has always been a club that I’ve liked since I was a little boy.
“For them to applaud you, that stays in your heart.
“I have to thank all of the Italians who were here in the stadium and who applauded me.
Ronaldo also scored the winner in the second leg of that Champions League tie, converting a stoppage time penalty.