Cristiano spoke to Juventus boss Allegri before making move

La Gazzetta dello Sport report that the Real Madrid star had a telephone conversation with the Juve coach last week before signing for the Old Lady.

Cristiano spoke to Juventus boss Allegri before making move

Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri held a telephone conversation last Friday, Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reported, before the former Real Madrid star made the decision to move to Turin ahead of the 2018-19 season.

Cristiano joins Juventus

Ronaldo and Allegri made contact and spoke cordially about the possibility of Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid after nine years at the club to join Juventus for a fee of 100 million euros, which was confirmed on Tuesday.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the phone call between Cristiano and Allegri took place on the moring of 6 July, when the Juventus coach was in Milan, en route to Turin for a meeting with club president Andrea Agnelli. The call was organized by someone close to Cristiano's agent Jorge Mendes.

Four-year deal for Cristiano

Juve met Madrid's fee of 100 million euros for the Portuguese superstar and handed Ronaldo a four-year contract worth 30 million euros per season, which would effectively make him the top-earning player in Serie A.